Daily Archives: June 19, 2014

Radio Iowa – Braley on Social Security

Braley says keep all workers in current Social Security system June 17, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson The perennial issue of “privatizing” Social Security is now front and center in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. Republican candidate Joni Ernst has said perhaps younger … Continue reading

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Midwest School for Women Workers

2014 MIDWEST SCHOOL FOR WOMEN WORKERS – it’s not too late to register! June 22-26, 2014, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus If you can pull off last minute travel plans, there are a few spots remaining at this year’s school.  Email … Continue reading

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Non-Union Working Women Face Greater Challenges on the Job

  New CEPR study concludes that union jobs are more likely to have family medical leave   (June 19, 2014 Washington, D.C.) – In advance of the White House Summit on Working Families, the labor movement and worker groups are … Continue reading

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June 26: Lee County Blood Drive.

Don’t forget to call this week. 319-524-9861. Lee County Labor Council AFL/CIO Red Cross blood drive. Thursday June 26th, 12-6pm. Keokuk Labor Temple.  

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Freedom Summer, the 2014 version

I spent several days in New York last week with students from around the country who were preparing to head into the heartland to help organize Wal-Mart workers for better jobs and wages. (Full disclosure: My son Adam is one … Continue reading

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Wage Theft Protest Around Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Protesters gathered Wednesday evening to take a stand against wage theft. They say that happens when people don’t receive money for hours they’ve worked. People rallied outside of Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Clive … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 20 Birth of Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr – 1848 The American Railway Union, headed by Eugene Debs, is founded in Chicago. In the Pullman strike a year later, the union was defeated by federal injunctions and troops, and Debs … Continue reading

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