Daily Archives: October 6, 2015

Labor Movement to Join White House in Momentous Effort to Lift Up Voices of Working People

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Labor leaders, working people gather for Summit on Worker Voice  (Washington, DC, October 6, 2015) – Tomorrow, the broad efforts of working people across the country will coalesce in Washington, DC as the White House convenes its Summit on Worker … Continue reading

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Deere-UAW contract passes despite Local 838 rejection

WATERLOO | Members of United Auto Workers Local 838 in Waterloo didn’t rubber stamp the new six-year labor contract with Deere & Co. on Sunday. Quite the contrary. Local 838 members rejected the tentative agreement by a vote of 1,816 … Continue reading

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Pledge for Marty Beil

Dear Sisters and Brothers, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 joins with our sisters and brothers in Wisconsin in mourning Marty Beil, the former executive director of AFSCME Wisconsin Council 24 who passed away last week. Brother Beil was a long-time friend … Continue reading

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Who needs a General Assembly?

Sometimes, you have to wonder why we bother electing a General Assembly. A governor, apparently, is all we need. For fresh evidence, look no further than Gov. Terry Branstad’s Department of Revenue, which is seeking to hand the state’s manufacturers … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 07 Joe Hill, labor leader and songwriter, born in Gavle, Sweden – 1879 The Structural Building Trades Alliance (SBTA) is founded, becomes the AFL’s Building Trades Dept. five years later. SBTA’s mission: to provide a form to work out … Continue reading

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