Daily Archives: February 4, 2016

Unions Matter

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We’ve entered the final year of the Obama presidency, a time when we’re taking a look at all we’ve accomplished and what we want to do before the clock runs out. There’s no denying that we’ve made a lot of … Continue reading

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We Cannot Compromise on Protecting Health Care

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to reports of changes to the healthcare benefits tax in President Obama’s upcoming budget proposal: President Obama clearly recognizes that the tax on health care plans for working men and women is … Continue reading

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THE VAST MAJORITY OF IOWANS BELIEVE OUR CHILDREN DESERVE AT LEAST A 4% INCREASE IN EDUCATION FUNDING

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We need your help. The caucuses are over, but the legislature is still in session, and there’s a lot of work left to be done. We need your help to move our state forward and build a better future for … Continue reading

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Agenda for the 2016 IFL Legislative Conference

Click here to get the Agenda for the 2016 IFL Legislative Conference

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Trades Donate $5,000 towards Ames Project

William Gerhard, President of the State Council of the Iowa State Building and Construction Trades Council (ISBCTC), presented Iowa Federation of Labor Secretary/Treasurer Charlie Wishman with a check for $5,000 to help with the Ames organizing drive project. President Gerhard … Continue reading

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Democrats must build on a proven Caucus Process – The Iowa Daily Democrat

By Rick Smith02/04/16 The local and national media have attacked and exaggerated some of the problems that cropped up during the Democratic caucus. Some have even compared it to the Republicans’ 2012 miscount. In the 2012 caucus, the Republicans initially … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 05 First daily labor newspaper, N.Y. Daily Sentinel, begins publication – 1830 (Making the News: A Guide for Nonprofits and Activists: Tired of the union being ignored by your local media? Fed up with the way your employer’s side of … Continue reading

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