Daily Archives: February 27, 2015

AFSCME Legislative Update

Legislative Update: February 27, 2015 New Mental Health Institutes Bill Filed A new by State Senator Rich Taylor, Senate File 308, has been filed. The bill is identical to Senate File 140 but does not include an appropriation in the … Continue reading

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Iowa, union go to binding arbitration

DES MOINES — Negotiators for Iowa and its largest public employees union Thursday asked an independent arbitrator to resolve an impasse over wages and health benefits that prevented the two sides from reaching a voluntary settlement on a new two-year collective … Continue reading

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Walker in Dubuque March 7 – Let’s give him a good union welcome

Wisconsin Governor Walker will be in Dubuque, Iowa March 7. There are plans being made to give him a good Union Welcome. Details coming soon!

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AFL-CIO Responds to Department of Labor’s Report on Labor Rights Violations in Honduras

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U.S. Government responds to CAFTA-DR complaint Honduran & American workers issued three years ago (Washington, D.C., Friday, February 27, 2014) – Today, the AFL-CIO welcomed the U.S. Department of Labor’s report confirming widespread, major violations of labor rights in Honduras. … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Gov. Scott Walker Comments Comparing Workers to Terrorists

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Gov. Scott Walker Comments Comparing Workers to Terrorists February 27, 2015   Governor Walker’s statement comparing workers and terrorists is revolting.  It is clear that Governor Walker’s judgment is impaired, and that he … Continue reading

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What’s happening on the Hill

CONSERVATIVE AGENDA: House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, said the chamber next week will introduce legislation regarding school choice, Second Amendment rights, abortion and collective bargaining for public employees. Next week is the first key deadline for some legislation to be … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Republicans Playing Politics with National Security

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February 27, 2015 Shamefully, Republicans have chosen an agenda built on demonizing aspiring citizens over our national security needs. They have ignored multiple opportunities to bring a clean homeland security funding bill to the floor for a vote. And now … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 28 U.S. Supreme Court finds that a Utah state law limiting mine and smelter workers to an 8-hour workday is constitutional – 1898 (Actually Leap Year Feb. 29) The minimum age allowed by law for workers in mills, factories, … Continue reading

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