Daily Archives: June 6, 2014

AFL-CIO Wraps up Week of Activity in Support of Walmart Workers

Working Families Take to the Streets Leading up to Walmart’s Shareholders Meeting June 6, 2015, Washington, DC – This week working families and Walmart moms across the country hit the streets to protest Walmart’s egregious workplace policies.  And this afternoon … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Quick Take on May Jobs Report

June 6, 2014 Below is a quick take on today’s jobs report from AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs who is available for interviews. Please direct any requests to Amaya Smith at 202-637-5018. While payroll employment returned to its pre-Great Recession … Continue reading

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Harkin: Iowans like having both parties in U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said Thursday that Iowans like having a Democrat and a Republican in the U.S. Senate, which is why he believes they will elect Congressman Bruce Braley to the Senate in November over Republican state Sen. Joni … Continue reading

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AFL CIO Supports Boycott of Staples

The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign got a significant boost on May 30, when the AFL-CIO notified the APWU [PDF] it would support the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members. “Our … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 07 Militia sent to Cripple Creek, Colo., to suppress Western Federation of Miners strike – 1904 Sole performance of Pageant of the Paterson (N.J.) Strike, created and performed by 1,000 mill workers from the silk industry strike, New York … Continue reading

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Congressman Leobsack on Vets Issues

Like many of you, I was outraged by the recent reports of misconduct at Veterans Affairs (VA) health centers across the nation. As a military parent, I am incredibly upset that this could have ever happened to the men and … Continue reading

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