Daily Archives: August 13, 2015

South Central Iowa Federation of Labor makes election endorsements.

The delegates of the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor (SCIFL) voted last night to endorse the following candidates for City Councils and School Boards. Joe Gatto- Des Moines City Council Ward 4 Marty Mauk- Des Moines City Council Ward … Continue reading

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Check out the Photos from the AFSCME ISEA State Fair Parade walk

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China’s Currency Devaluation Deepens Unfair Trade Practices

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement after China’s latest currency manipulation: China’s recent currency devaluation – by nearly 4% on Tuesday and Wednesday – provides further confirmation that the failure to include enforceable currency disciplines in the TPP … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Corn Feed

Tom Harkin, Lincoln Chafee, Joaquin Castro, and Ben & Jerry will all be at the first-ever Progress Iowa Corn Feed — will you? We’ll have live music, Iowa sweet corn, and a great chance to get together and hear from … Continue reading

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Labor group endorses 3 for school board

The Iowa City Federation of Labor has endorsed Tom Yates, Jason Lewis and Phil Hemingway in the Sept. 8 election for the Iowa City Community School District school board. The Labor Federation, a coalition of 22 local unions representing thousands … Continue reading

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Residents offer input on minimum wage increase

Close to 100 people attended a public forum Wednesday night to discuss raising the minimum wage in Johnson County. The forum, which ran from 6-9 p.m. at the Johnson County Health and Human Services building at 855 S. Dubuque St., … Continue reading

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Quad City Labor Day Entries

Labor Day 2015 is quickly approaching & the deadline for parade entries and Ad artwork is this Friday, August 14th. The Quad City Federation of Labor would like every affiliated union to register for the 32nd Annual Labor Day Parade in … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 14 President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, providing, for the first time ever, guaranteed income for retirees and creating a system of unemployment benefits – 1935 Members of the upstart Polish union Solidarity seize the Lenin shipyard in … Continue reading

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