Daily Archives: June 9, 2015

Union Volunteers fix up state park

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Early Saturday morning (June 6) around 40 union members gathered along the shore of Lake Ahquabi, not to fish, but to repair a fish house. Dozens is union members volunteered their time to fix up one of Iowa’s oldest parks. … Continue reading

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Public Citizen Report: Injuries to Nurses Are Severe and Numerous

Several Nurses Reported Being Fired From Jobs Because They Could No Longer Perform Onerous Lifting Duties June 9, 2015 Contact: Taylor Lincoln (202) 454-5197 Karilyn Gower (202) 588-7779 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Public Citizen report, “The Healthcare Industry’s Castoffs,” … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Launches Ad Denouncing NY Rep. Kathleen Rice’s Fast Track Betrayal

Rep. Rice Caves to Corporate Interests, Disregards Working Men and Women   (Washington, DC) – Today, the AFL-CIO launched a six-figure ad buy that includes this TV ad in the New York City media market calling out Rep. Kathleen Rice … Continue reading

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Senate Education Chair asks if Governor Branstad will approve funding for K12 schools

An excerpt from a statement made by Senator Herman Quirmbach of Ames, chair of the Senate Education Committee during debate last Friday, the final day of the 2015 session.   “We have delayed a year and a half beyond the … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 10 The mayor of Monroe, Mich. organizes a vigilante mob of 1,400 armed with baseball bats and teargas to break the organizing picket line of 200 striking workers at Newton Steel. The line is broken; eight are injured and … Continue reading

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