Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

Iowans could take time off work to participate in presidential precinct caucus

Under the new bill, employees would apply to take up to 4 unpaid hours off DES MOINES — Iowans would be able to take unpaid time off from work to attend a presidential precinct caucus under a bill that cleared … Continue reading

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Statement from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City on Republican Education Plans

“Today is a sad day for public education and teachers across Iowa. House Republicans finally put all of their cards on the table today and their education agenda is simple: ruin public education and push Iowa kids to private schools … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Executive Council Issues Statement: Prevent Discrimination Against Doctors of Podiatric Medicine

  Atlanta, Georgia (February 25, 2015) — The AFL-CIO Executive Council today issued a statement in support of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU)’s doctors of podiatric medicine, calling on Congress to enact legislation amending Title XIX of the … Continue reading

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Op-Ed Let’s debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership — history’s largest trade deal — before OKing it

This spring, President Obama and Republican leaders in Congress want to use an outdated process used to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement more than 20 years ago — a rule called “fast track” — to force through trade … Continue reading

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Labor Movement United in Opposition to ‘Fast Tracking’ Trade Deals

March 3, 2015 In a show of solidarity, workers from across economic sectors representing 60 unions within and outside of the AFL-CIO came together today to sign a letter to Congress expressing opposition to Fast Track authority, which is used … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 04 In his inaugural address, President Thomas Jefferson declares: “Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” – 1801 President William Howard Taft signs legislation creating the Department of Labor. Former United Mine Workers Secretary … Continue reading

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