Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

CELEBRATING OUR 25th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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You Are Invited! Appreciation Open House Saturday April 25, 2015 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. Refreshments John L. Lewis Museum   New Accessions As in the past years, people have been very generous with their gifts to the Museum! A … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on ‘Fight for $15’ Actions

Today’s actions by tens of thousands of workers significantly advances a raising wages agenda that gives every worker a chance to achieve the American Dream.   The voices of Walmart and fast food workers have shown the power of collective … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 16 Employers lock out 25,000 New York City garment workers in a dispute over hiring practices. The Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers Union calls a general strike; after 14 weeks, 60,000 strikers win union recognition and the contractual right to … Continue reading

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Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO’s combative boss: ‘We still punch far above our weight’

Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, is in a fighting mood. With election season starting up again, the ursine leader of the main US labor federation is heading a crusade against the planned Trans-Pacific trade pact – which he … Continue reading

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Tax Day: How Iowans’ Federal Income Tax Dollars Are Spent

Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: The tax filing deadline has arrived, and that means a federal income tax bill of nearly $10,000 for the average Iowa taxpayer. Photo credit: TaxCredits.net/Flickr. DES MOINES, Iowa – Taxes are on the minds … Continue reading

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Fight for $15 coming to Iowa City

The Center for Worker Justice and local labor organizations will sponsor a Fight for $15 press conference and march at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the CWJ hall, at 940 S. Gilbert Court, in Iowa City. The event will include testimonials … Continue reading

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