Daily Archives: August 14, 2014

Celebrate Patrick Hughes Life August 16

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August 16: Service and Rememberance of Patrick Hughes – 2- 4 PM Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Ave (Next to Lensing Funeral Home) followed by 4 – 6 PM Center for Worker Justice/City Fed Hall, 940 S Gilbert Court. Patrick’s family … Continue reading

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BANDITS TO HOST CELEBRATION & APPRECIATION OF SENATOR TOM HARKIN FOR 40 YEARS OF SERVICE TO IOWA

Bobblehead giveaway Sunday Aug. 17, with first pitches by Senator Harkin, Davenport Mayor Gluba DAVENPORT, Iowa. (August 7, 2014) – The Quad Cities River Bandits will give away a bobblehead of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin at Modern Woodmen Park at … Continue reading

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Send a Message – Social Security is 79 years old today

On August 14 Social Security is turning 79 and we are celebrating with birthday parties around the country! This card will be delivered to members of Congress everywhere, reminding them how important our Social Security system is to Americans of … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing Summit

  August 14, 2014   In response to Walmart’s U.S. Manufacturing Summit, which convenes today in Denver, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement:   “It’s about time Walmart figured out that America’s workers are the most qualified and … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Ferguson, Missouri Shooting

August 14, 2014 Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Michael Brown, the teenager who was recently killed in Ferguson, Missouri.  His death and the anguish of the Ferguson community have rightfully become a national story.  Despite the … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 15 To begin what proved to become one of the world’s longest construction projects, workers lay the foundation stone of Germany’s Cologne Cathedral, built to house the relics of the Three Wise Men.  The job was declared completed in … Continue reading

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