Daily Archives: May 20, 2015

New AFL-CIO Report Highlights Reasons Why TPP Is Not the Answer to Trade Issues with China

(Washington, DC, Wednesday, May 20th) – On a conference call today, AFL-CIO Policy Director and Special Counsel Damon Silvers and Roosevelt Institute Senior Economist Adam Hersh described the reasons why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not the solution to improving China’s … Continue reading

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Loebsack: Listen to workers, not GOP lip service

Last weekend saw a lot of activity across central Iowa in the political sphere, a not unfamiliar scene for our state less than a year away from the first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. In Ames, more than 500 working Iowans packed an … Continue reading

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Hawkeye Labor Council Steak Fry

Hello all, I want to remind everyone that the Annual Steak Fry will be on June 13th @ 1211 Wiley Blvd SW Cedar Rapids Iowa ( IBEW 405 Hall ) I will need to have our order placed with the … Continue reading

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USW 310 Officers

Everyone welcome Our new Local 310 Officers! President Steve Vonk, VP Dan Kelley,Financial Secretary Laurie Chapman, Recording Secretary Tim Linn, Tresurer Jim Martens, Guide Scott Danks, Guards Kenny Jackson and Brian Myers, Trustees Chris Tague, Justin Wheeler, Bill Campbell

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Message from Iowa To Presidential Candidates: Which Side Are You On?

May 19, 2015 Larry Cohen More than 500 active leaders from 56 organizations spent Saturday at Iowa State University in general sessions and workshops uniting around issues and strategies at the Working Families Summit. I had been to Iowa in … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update:

Workers Score Victories In Pay and Organizing, Help Others in Community May 20, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions. LA City Council Approves … Continue reading

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Raising Wages Champion Wins Philadelphia Mayoral Primary

Kenney’s win shows that voters want leadership on wages, jobs May 19, 2015 – Philadelphians chose a former union dishwasher and son of a firefighter to lead the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ today, as raising wages champion Jim Kenney was … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 20 The Railway Labor Act takes effect today. It is the first federal legislation protecting workers’ rights to form unions – 1926 Some 9,000 rubber workers strike in Akron, Ohio – 1933 May 21 Italian activists and anarchists Nicola … Continue reading

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