Daily Archives: May 12, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Failed Senate Vote on TPA

May 12, 2015 “The Hatch-Wyden-Ryan Fast Track bill is halted – for now.  That’s good news for America’s working families, domestic producers, and communities.  We appreciate those senators who stood with working people today against a bill that would have … Continue reading

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Help stop the outsourcing of the Mental Health Institutes.

Our friends at Progress Iowa have started a petition to oppose the outsourcing of Clarinda and Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institutes. Please take a moment to sign this petition about this important issue. Also, if you missed President Homan’s statement … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget your Donation this Saturday!

Please bring a donation of: Crackers, soups, ramen noodles, rice, hamburger helper, toilet paper or hygiene products, that will be donated to Mid-Iowa Community Action.

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Trade deal foes picket Blum’s office

CEDAR FALLS | In a word, it’s jobs. Email Blum – click here Area opponents of the proposed fast-tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement have multiple concerns about the possible deal, but for many of them it comes down … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 13 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Mont. – 1893 The Canadian government establishes the Department of Labour. It took the U.S. another four years – 1909 Some 10,000 IWW dock workers strike in Philadelphia – 1913 UAW … Continue reading

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