Daily Archives: February 23, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Wisconsin Right to Work Fight

February 23, 2015 “The effort to lower wages in America is going to reach new heights in Wisconsin this week.  Wall Street billionaires and political extremists are joining together to force a vote on Right to Work legislation which is … Continue reading

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Trumka explains Fast Track

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February is ‘Heart Health Month’

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CLUW Joins ‘Spread the Word’ Campaign Focusing on Coronary Artery Disease and Women’s Health CLUW has joined HealthyWomen and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health in partnership with CardioDx on a new patient advocacy campaign,  Spread the … Continue reading

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Lee County Collective Bargaining Class

The Lee County Labor Council hosted a two day Collective Bargaining Class in Keokuk, February 19-20. There were 16 union activists in attendance. The class was presented by the Jen Sherer and Matt Glasson of the University of Iowa Labor … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Rally to Oppose “right to work”

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Yesterday, Republicans unveiled a plan to call an extraordinary session on February 23 to pass Right to Work legislation. Right to Work legislation lowers wages for all workers union and non-union — and hurts our entire middle class. Click here … Continue reading

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In Iowa, Senator Sanders says U.S. needs ‘fundamental changes’ to help middle class

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is making another campaign-style trip through Iowa, with a book reading in Iowa City Thursday evening and a Friday night speech to members of the Iowa Citizens Action Network, a liberal activist group. “Yes, of course, I … Continue reading

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Alliance Update

Alliance Members Visit Over 120 Congressional Offices during Lobby Week Members of the Alliance visited over 120 Members of Congress and staff in their home states this week during the Presidents Day recess. “Under the new 114th Congress, retirees issues … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 23 W.E.B. DuBois, educator and civil rights activist, born – 1868 The National Marine Engineers Association (now the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association), representing deck and engine officers on U.S. flag vessels, is formed at a convention in Cleveland, Ohio … Continue reading

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