Daily Archives: June 22, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Trumka on South Carolina’s Announcement on Confederate Flag

While it is welcome news that Governor Nikki Haley has finally taken a public position to remove the confederate flag from the South Carolina State Capitol – it is far from enough.  Our nation continues to carry the deep wounds … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Pope’s Encyclical

The encyclical letter Pope Francis released yesterday, “Laudato Si,” challenges all of us to reflect deeply about the natural environment and our society, the dignity of all humans, and the need to seek solutions through solidarity. The AFL-CIO welcomes Pope … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: From Night Shifts to Nightclubs, Workers See Big Wins in June

  WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.   NYC Musicians Win Major Bargaining Agreement with Historic Venue: This month, members of the Associated Musicians … Continue reading

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Reversing Iowa’s low-wage legacy

Reversing Iowa’s low-wage legacy How long will Iowa wait to boost wages … Perhaps one of the most glaring failures of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature was another missed opportunity to raise the minimum wage. Lawmakers approved the … Continue reading

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“Join the Conversation: Iowa White House Conference on Aging Dialogue”

The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans is proud to partner with The Iowa Area Agencies on Aging in hosting statewide community meetings for  “Join the Conversation: Iowa White House Conference on Aging Dialogue”  Friday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Job Growth ‘Painfully Slow’ May jobs erase April losses as jobless rate stays at 3.8 percent

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A May increase of 2,200 jobs kept Iowa on a long-term slow pace in job growth, according to the latest estimates from Iowa Workforce Development and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Iowa pin ban appealed to Supreme Court

A union has appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court a ban against a pin that contains an unflattering image of Gov. Terry Branstad. The pin shows a black-and-white photograph of Branstad’s face bisected by a red diagonal slash with the … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 22 A total of 86 passengers on a train carrying members of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus are killed, another 127 injured in a wreck near Hammond, Indiana. Five days later the dead are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, … Continue reading

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