Daily Archives: March 4, 2015

Gov. Walker owes the workers of Wisconsin, Iowa and the entire United States an apology.

As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker makes his first appearances in Iowa after making comments at CPAC comparing union members protesting his policies to ISIS, Iowa workers are speaking up and demanding an apology. While Scott Walker fundraises, and events, in … Continue reading

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Postal Unions Deliver a Strong Message as Contract Talks Ensue

Some 60 labor unions and social activist groups have combined on a public relations campaign to promote the Postal Service as a “national treasure” and make a case against consolidation and job attrition. Called A Grand Alliance to Save Our … Continue reading

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64 Unions Sign Letter Opposing Obama On Trade Authority

Sixty-four labor unions have reaffirmed their opposition to the president’s unilateral trade authority in a letter to Congress dated March 2. “As the leaders of almost 20 million U.S. workers and their families, we share your commitment to strengthening the … Continue reading

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Ensuring Iowans get paid for their work

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The Senate passed Senate File 270, a bill to ensure all Iowans get paid for their work. Sadly, $600 million in wages are stolen from Iowa workers each year. Wage theft can occur in many forms. One example is an … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 05 British soldiers, quartered in the homes of colonists, took the jobs of working people when jobs were scarce. On this date, grievances of rope makers against the soldiers led to a fight. Soldiers shot down Crispus Attucks, a … Continue reading

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A Vocabulary of Respect: Spread the Word to End the Word

Play Audio in Browser Window GRAPHIC: This is Spread the Word to End the Word day, an effort to get all people to stop using the word "retarded." Graphic courtesy of Special Olympics. DES MOINES, Iowa – Residents across Iowa … Continue reading

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