Daily Archives: August 7, 2015

In Iowa, O’Malley and Sanders Say What Unions Wish Clinton Would

While Republicans took the stage in waves for a pair of nationally televised presidential debates on Thursday, some of their would-be Democratic rivals were at a much lower-key forum in Altoona, Iowa, offering the state’s union leaders words that they wished … Continue reading

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New SEC Rule Will Expose Whether CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Is Out of Balance

  AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement after the SEC finalized the CEO-to-Worker-Pay Ratio Rule today: We are pleased that the SEC took action and recognized the difficult task the commission undertook as it came under numerous attacks … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation Of Labor Convention Forum Articles

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Democratic candidates pledge labor-friendly White House

Four Democratic contenders for president pledged to remain friends of labor if elected to the White House next year. The candidates addressed the Iowa Federation of Labor on Thursday afternoon in a ballroom at the Prairie Meadows Events and Conference … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR BRANSTAD’S LEGAL FILING IN MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTES CASE

DES MOINES –AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the legal filings made by the governor on Wednesday in the Mental Health Institutes lawsuit: “Our attorneys are currently preparing a response to the legal filings … Continue reading

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Wary on Trade, Iowa Unions Aren’t Ready for Hillary Clinton

At an Altoona forum Thursday afternoon, Iowa labor leaders will interview four Democratic contenders about what they’d do as president. But they won’t be joined by the one they’d most like to cross-examine: front-runner Hillary Clinton, whose equivocal stance on a … Continue reading

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