Daily Archives: April 7, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on How Failure of Colombia Labor Action Plan Illustrates Problems with U.S. Trade Model

Four years after the United States and Colombia signed the Labor Action Plan (LAP) to address entrenched labor rights violations, Colombian workers have suffered over 1,933 threats and acts of violence against unionists– including 105 assassinations of union activists and … Continue reading

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Despite Economic Upswing, An Increase in Iowans Going Hungry

April 7, 2015 – John Michaelson, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: A new Gallup survey finds 14.6 percent of respondents in Iowa didn’t always have enough money to put food on the table last year, … Continue reading

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Dear Sisters and Brothers, Ever get change from a store then realize when you get home that you’ve been short-changed? Well, if you’re a woman, that happens every day. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law. Yet … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO amicus in Texas v. United States

Today, the AFL-CIO filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans in support of the President’s November 2014 deferred action policies, also known as “DAPA” and … Continue reading

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Support Iowa Policy Project

Good-paying jobs, secure pensions, education, fair taxes, clean water, affordable and clean energy are among many critical issues facing working families in our state.   Improving public policy on these issues is why I joined the board of directors for … Continue reading

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