Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Baltimore

April 29, 2015   Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Baltimore, the injured police, and especially the family of Freddie Gray.  What is happening there reminds us of the challenges of inequality and unease in America … Continue reading

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New AFL-CIO Report Shows 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

April 29, 2015   View Report here: aflcio.org/death-on-the-job   According to a report released today by the AFL-CIO, 4,585 workers were killed in the United States during 2013 due to workplace injuries. An additional estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, … Continue reading

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Union Workers honor those who died on the job

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – To many, April 28th is just another day. But to union workers, it’s a time to remember those who have died on the job. More than a dozen union, and non-union, workers gathered in from of … Continue reading

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Poll: Iowans reject Branstad’s plans for Medicaid, closing MHIs

Gov. Terry Branstad’s plans to save money by privatizing Medicaid and closing state mental health institutes in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda are strongly opposed by a majority of Iowa voters, according to a national opinion research firm. A survey by … Continue reading

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Memorial event honors workers killed on the job

As the nation observed Workers Memorial Day, the Alcoa Davenport Works family gathered Tuesday to remember their fellow employees who lost their lives at work and to focus on creating a safer future and workplace for those who remain. More … Continue reading

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Local labor leaders honor those who died on the job

Speaking in front of a somber crowd this eveneing, Iowa Federation of Labor President Ken Sagar noted that the number of workers who died on the job in 2014 was lower than in previous years. However, that number matters little … Continue reading

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Rally memorializes those killed on the job

Amid Johnson County’s construction boom, which has drawn thousands of workers to the area in recent years, labor leaders gathered in the pedestrian mall Tuesday to stress job site safety. About 50 people turned out for the annual Iowa City … Continue reading

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