Daily Archives: May 29, 2015

AFL-CIO Launches TV Ad Criticizing Ami Bera for Supporting Fast Track

Ad builds on widespread grassroots opposition in Bera’s district to Trade Promotion Authority   (Washington D.C. – May 29, 2015) Today, the AFL-CIO launched a TV ad in the Sacramento media market calling on Congressman Ami Bera to oppose Trade … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Court decision highlights Governor Branstad’s abuse of power and the failure of House Republicans to stand up for Iowa children and their families

Key legislators respond to decision regarding Iowa Juvenile Home   House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown: “Time and time again, we’ve watched this Governor overstep his constitutional authority and put Iowa’s most vulnerable citizens in peril.  Closing the Juvenile … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Iowa City Fed Activities

Candidates Academy The next Iowa City Federation of Labor Candidates Academy is next week.  Although this Academy will focus on School District issues it is open to all candidates, elected officials and people thinking about running for office (as well … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

There is one solution to skyrocketing inequality that most of the TV talking heads love to ignore: Unions! It’s no surprise.

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Without unions, big companies like Walmart or Amazon can cut benefits, allow unsafe working conditions, slash wages, and pocket the massive profits. Well, I’m not afraid to talk about how unions are essential—and I’m relying on you to get the … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Watch Robert Reich’s Working Families Summit Speech

Robert Reich Speech at the Working Families Summit, May 16, 2015. Ames Iowa.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Labor History

May 30 The Ford Motor Company signs a “Technical Assistance” contract to produce cars in the Soviet Union, and Ford workers were sent to the Soviet Union to train the labor force in the use of its parts. Many American … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment