Daily Archives: June 26, 2015

Iowa Federation of Labor has not endorsed any candidates

Contrary to a newspaper article printed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Iowa Federation of Labor (IFL) has not endorsed and will not endorse candidate Sanders or any other presidential candidate. The Iowa Federation of Labor has no authority to … Continue reading

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It’s not just about jobs

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RE: The Register’s Editorial “House Dems protect their jobs, not ours, with trade votes. It’s not just about jobs. Labor is not against trade. We are in favor of “Fair Trade” not “Free Trade” that has no protections for workers, … Continue reading

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Editorial: State must change ‘do-not-hire list’

Given the fact that thousands of people work for the state of Iowa, it makes sense that the state would assemble some sort of a list of past workers who shouldn’t be considered for re-hiring. That said, the state’s notorious … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler Applauds the Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Marriage Equality

Statement by AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler on the Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of same-sex marriages:  Today’s Supreme Court decision marks a truly historic day in America. While there is still work to do to secure economic and social justice … Continue reading

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President Richard Trumka Offers Condolences to Families of Charleston Victims

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in recognition of funeral services being held for the Charleston victims:  This is very sad day as we commemorate those who lost their lives to a horrible act of racial violence. It is also … Continue reading

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Labor History

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June 27 Emma Goldman, women’s rights activist and radical, born in Lithuania. She came to the U.S. at age 17 – 1869 The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the “Wobblies,” is founded at a 12-day-long convention in … Continue reading

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