Daily Archives: January 7, 2016

Tell the Center for Individual Rights: Stop Attacking Working People

Enough is enough! It’s time to stop attacking working people, including teachers like me and other public service workers who work to make our communities better. Corporate CEOs and the wealthy special interests cannot stop us from banding together and … Continue reading

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TPP is Bad!

On Tuesday, January 12th the President will give his State of the Union address to the nation. Early reports suggest that he will urge Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. But the TPP is bad for older … Continue reading

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Unions Often Under-appreciated for their Positive Impact on the Quad Cities Community

Ask Dino Leone, the president of the Quad-City Federation of Labor, what unions have done that goes unrecognized by most people and he answers with a list of accomplishments that is staggering in its scope. “Legislatively, we have been able … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 08 The largest slave revolt in U.S. history begins on Louisiana sugar plantations.  Slaves armed with hand tools marched toward New Orleans, setting plantations and crops on fire, building their numbers to an estimated 300-500 as they went.  The uprising … Continue reading

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