Daily Archives: July 28, 2015

AFL-CIO Announces New Executive Council Members

  [Washington, DC, July 28, 2015]  — Today, the AFL-CIO announced the addition of four new members to its Executive Council: Chris Shelton, president of CWA; Lonnie Stephenson, president of IBEW; Joe Sellers, general president of SMART; and Eric Dean, … Continue reading

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Tuition hike likely because of steps taken by legislative Republicans and Governor Branstad

  “Another good reason to override Governor’s education vetoes”   The agenda for next week’s meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents includes a proposal to increase spring tuition for all undergraduate students by 3 percent.   Senator Jeff Danielson … Continue reading

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Bring Donations to Iowa Fed Convention

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Progressive Policy and Politics Drive AFL-CIO Executive Meeting

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the AFL-CIO’s Executive Council meeting taking place this week on July 29th and 30th in Silver Spring, MD:   The Executive Council of the AFL-CIO is meeting this week to strategize and coalesce … Continue reading

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Penford Union supporters hold peaceful informational picket

CEDAR RAPIDS — Tensions are rising between Ingredion Inc. and the Penford employee union. Supporters met outside of the main office of the Penford Plant for an informational picket Monday, with the objective of letting the public know about Ingredion’s … Continue reading

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