Daily Archives: March 17, 2016

Resolution Against Immigration Executive Actions Validates Trump’s Racist Rhetoric

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on H.Res. 639 authorizing the House to file an amicus brief calling for continued obstruction of the Administration’s immigration executive actions in U.S. v. Texas. Once again, we see that the only immigration votes House Republican … Continue reading

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Sit-in with thousands. Save DEMOCRACY for millions.

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  The AFL-CIO Executive Council voted at their last meeting to join over 200 other labor, human rights, civil rights and environmental organizations in two mass actions this spring to reclaim democracy for the people. (read coverage in the People’s … Continue reading

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Events March 17 – 18

March 17: The minimum wage fight is not over!  Please join us this Thursday for the Iowa City Fed meeting. City Fed Meeting Tomorrow (Thursday) March 17 6pm940 S. Gilbert Court Other agenda items will include (but not be limited … Continue reading

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Working Women in the U.S. Have Less than Forty Minutes Of Personal Time A Day

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New AFL-CIO report reveals working women are overstretched at home and on the job http://www.aflcio.org/Issues/Work-and-Family/Equal-Pay-Equal-Say  (Washington, DC, March 17, 2016) – A new report released by the AFL-CIO reveals that over half of working women spend less than four hours … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Urges Administration to Finalize Long-Overdue Worker Protections

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 Silica, Overtime, Persuader and Fiduciary Rules Will Strengthen Protections for Working Families (Washington, DC, March 17, 2016) – Following the U.S. Department of Labor sending the much needed overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the AFL-CIO … Continue reading

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Tell Senator Grassley: Do Your Job.

Tell Senator Grassley: Do Your Job. When Supreme Court Justice Scalia passed away, Senator Chuck Grassley didn’t even wait a day before diving into partisan politics. He issued a statement indicating his desire to wait until the next President to … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 18 Six laborers in Dorset, England—the “Tolpuddle Martyrs”—are banished to the Australian penal colony for seven years for forming a union, the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers.  Some 800,000 residents of the United Kingdom signed petitions calling for their … Continue reading

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