Daily Archives: March 9, 2015

Tuesday, March 10: Wage Theft Training:

Tuesday, March 10: Wage Theft Training: We invite you to a Wage Theft Recovery Training on Tuesday March 10th from 5-7pm at the UFCW Hall at 2411 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport.  There is mounting evidence of a crime wave that is … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: Collective Action Results in Collective Gains in a Big Month for Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions. Walmart Workers Greet Wage Hike With A Smile: After years of collective actions calling for a raise in … Continue reading

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Walker gets Un-welcome in Des Moines and Dubuque

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Check out the photos, videos and news clips of Saturday’s Un-welcome rallies in Des Moines and Dubuque. Click here to view photos of the rally Click here to view videos of the rally Des Moines Register http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2015/03/07/iowa-ag-summit-live-updates/24447461/ KCCI http://www.kcci.com/news/protests-a-byproduct-of-the-iowa-ag-summit/31670262   … Continue reading

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Payroll debit cards must be fair for Iowa workers

Imagine it’s payday, and you get your pay for the week. It’s on a payroll card (similar to a debit card) instead of a check or direct deposit. You didn’t have a choice in receiving your pay this way. You … Continue reading

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AFSCME Legislative Update

Mental Health Institute Bill Passes Committee Senator Rich Taylor’s bill that would prevent the governor from continuing his unilateral process of shutting down Clarinda and Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institutes passed the out of the Senate Human Resources Committee. It … Continue reading

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Please help break the deadlock on school funding

Thank you for your calls, emails, and visits on the need to reverse Iowa’s decline in funding education when compared to other states. At the Iowa Statehouse, however, things are not going well when it comes to responsibly funding our … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 09 The Westmoreland County (Pa.) Coal Strike—known as the “Slovak strike” because some 70 percent of the 15,000 strikers were Slovakian immigrants—begins on this date and continues for nearly 16 months before ending in defeat. Sixteen miners and family … Continue reading

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