Daily Archives: September 18, 2014

KRAUSE: EMPLOYEES AT IOWA VETERANS HOME ILLEGALLY FIRED

Veteran Activist Bob Krause, president of the Veterans National Recovery Center of Des Moines, today charged that there are newly discovered illegalities at the Iowa Veterans Home (IVH), and that this has hurt veterans. “Illegal firings have occurred under the … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO PRESIDENT TRUMKA’S REMARKS ON USTR ANNOUNCEMENT

September 18, 2014     Good afternoon. I’d like to thank Ambassador Mike Froman for inviting me to participate in today’s event.   We welcome today’s historic decision by the U.S. government to resume the arbitration process with Guatemala, to … Continue reading

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Biden says incomes ‘out of whack’

Vice President Joe Biden scolded Democratic leaders Wednesday for not doing enough to close the growing gap between the richest Americans and the rest of the country’s citizens, raked Republicans for ideas he thinks would devastate the middle class, and … Continue reading

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Nuns on the Bus and Vice President Biden Photos

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Whatever the Color of our Skin Excerpt, Ferguson, Missouri Speech

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RTW Quietly Mutates, Taking Attack on Workers to City, County Councils

New tact’s ultimate goal: get to ‘corporate-friendly’ Supreme Court The ever nefarious right-to-work (RTW) legislation is evolving mutating into a local form, targeting city and county councils. Ed Finkelstein, publisher of the St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune and ILCA treasurer, … Continue reading

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Elk Run Lending Library and Blackhawk Union Council

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Labor History

September 19 Chinese coal miners forced out of Black Diamond, Wash. – 1885 Between 400,000 and 500,000 unionists converge on Washington D.C., for a Solidarity Day march and rally protesting Republican policies – 1981 Musician and labor educator Joe Glazer, … Continue reading

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Hands off Social Security and Medicare

There will be a “Hands Off Social Security and Medicare” event taking place tomorrow at the Capitol in Washington, DC. For those of you who are unable to be there is person, there is a livestream link to watch the … Continue reading

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