Daily Archives: August 7, 2014

Solidarity Forever, Patrick

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John Deeth Blog. “We all have to die sometime. I just have the luxury of knowing pretty much when.” Patrick Hughes told me that a week ago Saturday, the last time I saw him. We were at a hastily called … Continue reading

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Dubuque WIN Meeting changed

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Dubuque WIN meeting for August will be held next Tuesday, August 12 at 6PM at the Labor Temple. ON the agenda: 1. Fall Trivia Night Fundraiser 2. Canvas plan 3. Budget discussion Hope to see … Continue reading

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Trade workers sought amid ‘unprecented’ building growth

Historic levels of construction in Iowa City have increased demand for building trade workers, who will be the focus of two upcoming job fairs. The events will be hosted by the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Building Trades Council, which represents unionized … Continue reading

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Branstad makes judge job at-will

Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration has changed a high-ranking administrative law judge’s position to “at-will” status — a move that effectively strips the job of protection from political influence. It comes at a time when his administration already is facing criticism … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Presents Resolution at Ralph Lauren Shareholders’ Meeting

Unions, joined by religious organizations, demand Ralph Lauren Respect the human rights of Bangladeshi Garment Workers   August 7th, 2014 (New York, NY) —This morning, unions and religious organizations rallied outside Ralph Lauren Shareholders’ meeting while inside, the AFL-CIO sponsored … Continue reading

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Patrick Hughes Passed Away

It’s with great sadness to report our friend and brother Patrick passed away today.  He was a staple and remains a legend.  His work and legacy will continue through all of us. Arrangements to be announced. Jesse Case Iowa Federation … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 08 Delegates to the St. Paul Trades and Labor Assembly elect 35-year-old Charles James, leader of the Boot and Shoe Workers local union, as their president. He was the first African-American elected to that leadership post in St. Paul, … Continue reading

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