Daily Archives: September 11, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Labor 2014

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With low voter turnout expected this November, it is critical that union members and our families go to the polls and vote this year. A large percentage of union members in Iowa are registered to vote, yet in the last … Continue reading

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Trumka: Workers are ‘confused, angry, frustrated and scared’

September 8, 2014 by admin in Labor News From Our Region with 0 Comments AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Las Vegas (PAI) – The stagnation of workers’ wages and declining benefits for the last 40 years, and the Great Recession piled … Continue reading

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What’s Like to be a Correctional Officer in Iowa

This is an interview I gave for the Iowa Legislative Services Agency on what its like to be a correctional officer in Iowa’s prison system. Check it out by clicking on the link below. Marty Hathaway https://www.legis.iowa.gov/publications/fiscal/fiscalOneOnOne

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Statement by President Richard Trumka on the anniversary of September 11th

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(Washington, DC, September 11, 2014) – Today we mark the 13th anniversary of September 11th. As we honor the memories of the lives that were lost that day, we should also remember the thousands of people who are still suffering. … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 12 Eugene V. Debs, labor leader and socialist, sentenced to 10 years for opposing World War I. While in jail Debs received one million votes for president – 1918 Jobless workers march on grocery stores and seize food in … Continue reading

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