Daily Archives: February 25, 2016

Announcing the 2015-2016 LIFT Fund Grantees

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   We are excited to share with you the grants awarded for the 2015-2016 LIFT Fund grant cycle. The LIFT Fund received a total of 66 LOI’s reflecting amazing joint work you all are doing alongside … Continue reading

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WARDEN PATTI WACHTENDORF NEEDS TO START TAKING SAFETY SERIOUSLY

DES MOINES –AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the security situation at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville: “On Tuesday, an inmate attacked a member of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women … Continue reading

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Corporate spending must be limited in campaigns

This week, we took the first step to call for a Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit or prohibit corporate spending for political speech, when the Senate Rules & Administration Committee approved SJR 1. The 2010 U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 25 Amalgamated Association of Street & Electric Railway Employees of America change name to Amalgamated Transit Union – 1965 The Order of Railroad Telegraphers change name to Transportation-Communication Employees Union – 1965 A crowd estimated to be 100,000 strong … Continue reading

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