Daily Archives: February 25, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Introduction of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Legislation

February 25, 2015   “The Trade Adjustment Assistance program has a history of success helping U.S. workers get back on their feet when their jobs are offshored. Working people are proud to have leaders like Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and … Continue reading

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There has been much confusion concerning the United Steelworkers (USW) negotiations with the refinery industry regarding the scope of our members’ work.

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Joint Statement from Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW) and Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) ATLANTA, GA — There has been much confusion concerning the United Steelworkers (USW) negotiations with the refinery industry regarding … Continue reading

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1965: THIS YEAR IN IOWA’S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

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by Jacqueline Thompson  February 25, 2015 Visit Our Website to Comment on this Blog and View Previous Blog entries. 1965:  THIS YEAR IN IOWA’S AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY In January 1965, WILLIE STEVENSON GLANTON of Polk County AND JAMES H. JACKSON of … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Executive Council Creates New Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice

(Atlanta, GA – Feb. 25, 2015) – The AFL-CIO Executive Council unanimously created a new Labor Commission on Racial and Economic Justice today to explore racial issues within the labor movement. The Council recognizes that employers, politicians and the 1% … Continue reading

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Iowa Legislature Approves Gas Tax Hike for Roads, Bridges

Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: Voices across Iowa are calling for a ‘Fix It First’ approach to roads and bridges, following Tuesday’s passage of a bill to raise the state gas tax by 10-cents. Photo credit: Phil Roeder/Flickr. DES … Continue reading

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Injustice on Our Plates: How Conditions of Food Workers Affect Us All

Dear Friends, I hope you can join me this Saturday for , a conference that sheds light on an important industry in our community.   There is still some space available to attend this Saturday’s free conference so call 319-335-4144 right … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 26 Congress OKs the Contract Labor Law, designed to clamp down on “business agents” who contracted abroad for immigrant labor. One of the reasons unions supported the measure: employers were using foreign workers to fight against the growing U.S. … Continue reading

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