Daily Archives: October 27, 2015

The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, regarding the deal between Congressional leaders and the White House announced October 26 to avert default and keep the government funded:

“Movement to prevent a default and avert a government shutdown is welcome news for all Americans, but the deal is not perfect. “The Alliance for Retired Americans is relieved that this budget deal would protect millions of seniors from significant … Continue reading

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Help with adding state/local orgs to FAMILY Act letter to Congress

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I’m hoping you can help us beef up the FAMILY Act letter to Congress before our goal delivery date (Thursday, October 29). We are focusing on building the list of state groups to really demonstrate the vast and diverse support … Continue reading

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Forum on Women & Family Economic Security

YOU’RE INVITED Forum on Women & Family Economic Security Join leading local and state advocates, policymakers, and legislators on November 5th to announce a legislative agenda and call to action for Iowa women and working families. With the nation’s eyes … Continue reading

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Hawkeye Labor Council Donates Tents and Sleeping Bags to Homeless Veterans Project

On Monday, October 19, 2015, Hawkeye Labor Council Executive Director, Rick Moyle and member, Jay Larson joined Don Tyne, President of VALOR, Inc., at our local Gander Mountain store to take delivery of tents and sleeping bags for a special … Continue reading

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2015 National AFL-CIO United Way Endorsement and Renewed Partnership

The United Way has been one of our national partners for almost 75 years. Throughout those years we have had our differences, like most partners, but we worked through those differences and created a stronger relationship that will continue to … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO National Survey to Examine the Lives of Working Women

(Washington, DC, October 27, 2015) Today, the AFL-CIO released the National Survey of Working Women to capture a multifaceted picture of the lives of working women across the country, both union and nonunion.   The survey, developed under the guidance … Continue reading

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Standing with Families Impacted by Hurricane Patricia

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the need to protect and support Mexican nationals from regions affected by Hurricane Patricia   The AFL-CIO urges the U.S. government to halt removals and provide relief to individuals from the regions of … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 28 Union organizer and anarchist Luisa Capetillo is born in Ariecibo, Puerto Rico.  She organized tobacco and other agricultural workers in Puerto Rico and later in New York and Florida. In 1916 she led a successful sugar cane strike … Continue reading

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