Daily Archives: November 6, 2014

Young Workers Fall Conference

November 20th, 10 am to 4 pm, there will be a Young Workers Fall Conference at 2000 Walker, in Des Moines. Join the Young Workers Committee of the Iowa AFL-CIO. Free and open to anyone. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP … Continue reading

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Union Sues the Prison System

The state’s largest public employees union is suing the Iowa prison system over the right to wear anti-Branstad pins at work. AFSCME is taking its case to district court after an unfavorable ruling from the Republican-dominated Iowa Public Employment Relations … Continue reading

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Congressman Lane Evans, a dear friend of labor, veterans, and working families across America passed away at the age of 63.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At 10:15pm on November 5th, 2014, former Congressman Lane Evans, a dear friend of labor, veterans, and working families across America passed away at the age of 63. Funeral and visitation plans are pending. Further information … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calls for Executive Action on Immigration

Joins allies at National Press Club to Urge Pres. Obama to Seize the Moment (Washington, DC, November 6, 2014) — The President needs to take executive action to support immigrant rights.  But he also needs to take action on immigration … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 07 Some 1,300 building trades workers in eastern Massachusetts participated in a general strike on all military work in the area to protest the use of open-shop (a worksite in which union membership is not required as a condition … Continue reading

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