Daily Archives: April 6, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on McDonald’s Announcement to Raise Wages

Make no mistake, McDonald’s didn’t wake up one day and just decide to raise wages for its workers. This decision – just like Walmart, Target and the momentum of major retailers that preceded it – is the direct result of … Continue reading

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Lee County Supervisors to Vote on Resolution Overturning Citizens United

Lee County would become 2nd County and 6th Municipality in Iowa to pass such resolution   Montrose, Iowa, April 6, 2015 – Lee County Labor Council’s Working Iowa Neighbors Committee announces it has asked the Lee County Supervisors to consider … Continue reading

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Lack of openness has led to ‘Save Iowa History’ concerns – TheGazette

Lack of openness has led to ‘Save Iowa History’ concerns – TheGazette

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Helping veterans access the benefits they’ve earned

Helping veterans access the benefits they’ve earned Posted: 04 Apr 2015 01:18 PM PDT Our veterans deserve to know all the benefits and programs they qualify for. That’s why the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee voted this week to help veterans … Continue reading

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Take the bus to the Working Families Summit

Dear Union Members and Working Families: We are inviting you to an exciting event which will bring dozens of progressive Iowa organizations together, for the first-time ever, in a Working Families Summit on Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 4:40 … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Launches Historic Campaign to Assist Workers with Immigration Executive Action and Citizenship Assistance

We Rise! national immigration initiative will build worker and community power and assist eligible immigrants with the DACA, DAPA and with U.S. Citizenship   (Washington, DC, April 2, 2015) – Today, the AFL-CIO officially launched “We Rise!,” a national immigration … Continue reading

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Fact Sheet: Why Cutting State Income Taxes Isn’t the Way to Attract Residents

PDF of this report (1 pp.) April 3, 2015 RELATED AREAS OF RESEARCH State Budget and Tax State Economies Taxes Tax-cut supporters often present misleading or inaccurate evidence that slashing or eliminating state income taxes will cause more people to … Continue reading

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ARA Update

Alliance Hosts White House Conference on Aging Retiree Forums in Phoenix, Seattle, and 6 Other Cities The White House Conference on Aging occurs every ten years to develop solutions to challenges that older Americans face. This year, the White House … Continue reading

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Sagar and Abbot on Steel Report

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AFL-CIO Mobilizes Tens of Thousands Against Fast Track

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Over 86,000 Calls, 40,000 Petitioners and 400 Events Against Bad Trade Deals (Washington, DC, April 6, 2015) – As Congress prepares to consider Trade Promotion Authority, also known as Fast Track, the AFL-CIO, community allies and their members including leaders … Continue reading

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