Daily Archives: July 21, 2014

Political Mobilization Class – July 24

Political Mobilizing: Labor Captain Program  Thursday July 24th 4:30-5:00pm dinner; 5:00pm-8:00pm class  Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 25 Hall – 4600 46th Ave Rock Island    The University of Iowa Labor Center will build off of the initial success and structure … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on President Obama’s Executive Order Protecting Federal Employees from Gender Identity Discrimination

July 21, 2014   Working people believe in equality and fairness. That’s why we are happy to stand with President Obama in supporting protections for workers who are discriminated against on the basis of gender identity. It is wrong for … Continue reading

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What New Iowans Contribute to the State Economy

What New Iowans Contribute to the State Economy EXECUTIVE SUMMARY By Heather Gibney and Peter S. Fisher July 2, 2014 IPP Policy Brief (14 pages, plus 2-page executive summary, PDF) Executive Summary (2 pages, PDF) News Release Immigrants are important … Continue reading

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ARA Update

Capitol Hill Event Puts Focus on Older Unemployed Workers On Wednesday, Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance, teamed up with several Members of Congress, the Center for Effective Government, and other advocacy organizations to draw attention to older unemployed … Continue reading

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Lee County Win Meetings

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22, we have two Lee County WIN Meetings : 4PM Fort Madison; 6PM Keoluk. Hope to see you there!

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Labor History

July 21 Local militiamen are called out against striking railroad workers in Pittsburgh. The head of the Pennsylvania Railroad advises giving the strikers “a rifle diet for a few days and see how they like that kind of bread.” – … Continue reading

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