Daily Archives: July 14, 2014

Muslim congressman stresses unity to community activists

The nation’s first Muslim congressman stressed the importance of unity to a group of more than 200 activists at a convention in Des Moines on Saturday. “Teamwork makes the dream work,” Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat, said. Ellison gave … Continue reading

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Q-C has more jobs than unions can fill

ROCK ISLAND — The construction sector in the Quad-Cities is booming to such an extent that some union halls can’t find enough workers.There are about 6,000 union construction workers in the Quad-Cities region, from masons to plasterers to roofers, and … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Alert

Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines a Light on Program’s Importance Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) coverage, which workers earn through Social Security payroll tax contributions, provides benefits to 8.9 million disabled American workers and 1.9 million dependent children of … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 14 The Great Uprising nationwide railway strike begins in Martinsburg, W.Va., after railroad workers are hit with their second pay cut in a year. In the following days, strike riots spread through 17 states. The next week, federal troops … Continue reading

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