Daily Archives: February 26, 2015

Phone Banking for Wisconsin Unions

By Tracy Leone, Iowa Federation of Labor On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 24-25th, AFLCIO members in Iowa and across the country phone banked to Wisconsin to encourage voters to contact their state senators and ask them to oppose the just-introduced … Continue reading

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Privatize East Moline Garbage Collection

On Monday March 2nd at 6:30pm, the City of East Moline will be voting on whether or not to privatize Garbage Collection Services. We need as many union members and community allies in attendance as possible. The Council voted to … Continue reading

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Midwest UPS workers strike new deal Teamsters members who work for UPS in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana approved by a 4 to 1 a five-year contract — retroactive to 2013 — that increases wages annually, ups healthcare benefits and vacation … Continue reading

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Corporate influence borders on fascism

The “Citizens United” ruling and the more recent McCutcheon ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court gives wealthy individuals such as the Koch brothers and large corporations the power to buy elections and to own politicians. Many of these rich individuals … Continue reading

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Learn more about Trans-Pacific Partnership

If you would like to do a favor for yourself your family and your community, please find out the truth about the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP). It is a huge trade agreement that will be up for a vote in Congress very … Continue reading

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A Better Measure of Efforts to Reduce Childhood Poverty in Iowa

February 26, 2015 – John Michaelson, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: A new report calls for a stronger focus on a new ways to measure poverty and evaluate the programs aimed at helping families in … Continue reading

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RENEWED ASSAULT ON WORKER AND PUBLIC PROTECTIONS

The 114th Congress has been in session only a few weeks, but already the Republican majorities in the House and Senate have launched a renewed assault on worker and public protections. At the urging of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 27 Legendary labor leader and socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs becomes charter member and secretary of the Vigo Lodge, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Five years later he is leading the national union and in 1893 helps found the … Continue reading

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