Daily Archives: January 7, 2015

Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka AFL-CIO National Summit on Raising Wages Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University Washington, District of Columbia

January 7, 2015 First, I want to thank Labor Secretary Tom Perez for opening the Summit today.  His leadership at the Department, his commitment to workers, and his energetic search for solutions were the perfect way to get things started … Continue reading

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Legislative forums set for January 24, February 14 and March 14, 2015

Local groups planning legislative forums Saturday, January 24, 2015 Saturday, February 14, 2015 Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:30 a.m – noon Doors open at 10 a.m. Rogalski Center Saint Ambrose University 518 West Locust Street Davenport, Iowa Quad City state … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Announces Raising Wages Summits in Presidential Primary States

Expanded Campaign in Seven Cities   (Washington, D.C., Jan. 7, 2015)—The first National Summit on Raising Wages definitively set the tone for political and economic action in the New Year. It generated an in-depth, diverse conversation and developed concrete steps … Continue reading

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Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Is a Pending Disaster

Republicans who now run Congress say they want to cooperate with President Obama, and point to the administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven’t heard much … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 08 The largest slave revolt in U.S. history begins on Louisiana sugar plantations. Slaves armed with hand tools marched toward New Orleans, setting plantations and crops on fire, building their numbers to an estimated 300-500 as they went. The … Continue reading

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