Daily Archives: September 22, 2015

Scott Walker’s Failed Anti-Worker Strategy

Governor Scott Walker’s candidacy, while disgraceful, delivered one of the most important political lessons in decades: basing a campaign on attacking working people just doesn’t work – no matter how much Koch Brothers’ money you throw at it. Regular working … Continue reading

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2015 IFL Hall of Fame Photos

Click here to view the photos from the 2015 Iowa Federation of Labor Hall Fame

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Plaque placed at Lake Ahquabi

Union Sportsmen Alliance (USA) placed a plaque on the fish house at Lake Ahquabi in honor of the Unions that donated labor and fund to the renovation of the building. Earlier this year, several unions spent days working on projects … Continue reading

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You are invited to a meeting of local leaders, health care providers and families who depend on Medicaid funded health care services

The meeting will take place at 4 PM on Thursday, September 24 in Room 108 of the NIACC Charles City Center, 200 Harwood Drive in Charles City. Senator Wilhelm is organizing this meeting, and has arranged for State Senator Amanda … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Welcomes the Pope

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Harkin sees post-Senate work focused on issues, not partisan politics

DES MOINES, Iowa – Sen. Tom Harkin, fleshing out his plans after leaving the Senate, says he’s going to focus on what he sees as progressive issues but will avoid traditional partisan political issues. “First of all I’m getting heavily … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 23 The Workingman’s Advocate of Chicago publishes the first installment of The Other Side, by Martin A. Foran, president of the Coopers’ Int’l Union. Believed to be the first novel by a trade union leader and some say the first … Continue reading

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