Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

Take Action: Urge your Member of Congress to Sponsor the 9/11 Health Bill

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Call your representatives in Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, HR. 1786/ S. 928. Tell them that “Remember 9/11” should be more than a bumper sticker! Not sure who your representatives are? Type … Continue reading

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What Does Labor Want?

Being that Iowa is one of the first four states to cast their preferences in the 2016 Presidential Race, the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO gets a lot of phone calls from reporters that ask some variation of the question, … Continue reading

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Branstad cherry-picks facts on education

The governor’s letter to the editor on education (Oct. 20) was classic Branstad double-talk. He cites concern about the decline of Iowa schools, without taking any responsibility despite being governor for 21 years. He talks about an increase in basic … Continue reading

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USTR Must End Secrecy Surrounding TTIP Negotiations

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(Washington, DC October 23, 2015) – On a conference call today, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX); Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Lorette Picciano, Executive Director of the Rural Coalition and Thea Lee, AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of … Continue reading

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Dubuque Federation of Labor to Host Dubuque Working Families Summit

On Saturday, November 7th, the Dubuque Federation of Labor, AFLCIO, will host a day-long program, “Working Families Summit” at Northeast Iowa Community College Downtown Dubuque Campus from 10am – 4PM The program will include a day of action, break-out sessions, … Continue reading

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America’s economy has swung out of balance.

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It’s getting harder to get by, let alone get ahead. Everyday Americans are working more than ever before. Our work has created record wealth for an economic recovery that’s been everywhere but ordinary peoples’ wallets. Our economic rules unfairly favor … Continue reading

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Three Reasons Labor Unions Will Prevail

If — as so many Republicans, reactionaries and Chamber of Commerce minions would have us believe — the American labor movement is more or less dead in the water, then there would be no reason to spend hundreds of million … Continue reading

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Quaker Oats union ready for labor talks

The relationship between Quaker Oats/PepsiCo and the union that represents 698 of 700 employees at the company’s plant in Cedar Rapids is viewed as a positive for negotiations on a new four-year contract. Members of Retail, Wholesale & Department Store … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 24 The 40-hour work week goes into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act, signed by President Roosevelt two years earlier – 1940 U.S. minimum wage increases to 40¢ an hour – 1945 October 25 What many believe to … Continue reading

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