Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

Tell Rep. Rod Blum to Stop the TPP

Rally to Save Jobs, The Environment, and American Sovereignty 6pm, Monday May 11th Rep. Rod Blums Cedar Falls Office 515 Main St, Cedar Falls President Obama and the Republican controlled congress are vigorously trying to pass the worst trade agreement … Continue reading

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Coal Valley supports Rauner’s labor proposals

COAL VALLEY — Village trustees on Wednesday voted to show support for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s opposition to current union practices. In a 6-1 vote, trustees approved a resolution supporting Gov. Rauner’s proposed “employee empowerment zones” letting municipalities vote on whether … Continue reading

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Unions taking the high road

WEVER – Gov. Terry Branstad’s economic development triumph of 2013 is losing some luster in the face of Iowa Fertilizer Company’s massive layoff of 1,400 workers this spring. Many are skilled laborers from the Tri-State Area who were working on … Continue reading

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Remarks of AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre on the launch of FORWARD BALTIMORE

Over the last couple of weeks here in Baltimore the community suffering and resilience has impacted our people across the country. The death of Freddie Gray has made painfully clear the systematic racism and economic inequalities that plague our country … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 08 The constitution of the Brotherhood of the Footboard was ratified by engineers in Detroit, Mich. Later became the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers – 1863 Jerry Wurf, who was to serve as president of the American Federation of State, … Continue reading

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