Daily Archives: February 11, 2015

Illinois is under attack

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, is calling on all of our affiliated unions to send top leadership from every union to our next regularly scheduled meeting as the call for solidarity and collective action … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Applauding Currency Manipulation Bill

February 11, 2015 “The Currency Undervaluation Investigation Act (Senate Bill) and the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2015 (House Bill) are critical to creating and retaining good manufacturing jobs in America.  Enacting these bills will ensure that we … Continue reading

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Damian Washington – Raise the Wage

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Religious freedom doesn’t trump gay rights

An open letter to Bob Vander Plaats: You are human. I don’t say that in a patronizing manner or to be snarky. I write it really as a reminder to myself to always treat you with dignity and to not … Continue reading

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PAC money distorts politics, caucuses

One front-page story in Monday’s Register told of money flowing from the political action committees of prospective presidential candidates to local office-seekers of the same party in Iowa. Another reported that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been appointed to … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the USW Oil Workers’ Unfair Labor Practice Strike

February 11, 2015   “The AFL-CIO stands in full support of our brothers and sisters in this strike against unfair labor practices. We are in solidarity with the more than 5,200 oil refinery workers who are currently on the picket … Continue reading

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Improving access to quality healthcare services

Posted: 10 Feb 2015 12:49 PM PST Becoming the healthiest state in the country isn’t just about eating nutritious foods and making time for exercise. Iowans also deserve access to affordable health insurance and good healthcare providers – doctors, nurses … Continue reading

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National Lobby Day to Defeat Fast Track – March 4

As our fight to defeat Fast Track legislation heats up, we are inviting State Federation and Labor Council leaders along with national union affiliates for a National Lobby Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 4.   … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 12 Abolitionist Frederick Douglass born into slavery near Easton, Md. – 1818 John L. Lewis, president of United Mine Workers of America and founding president of the CIO, born near Lucas, Iowa – 1880

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