Daily Archives: March 29, 2016

March 30 at 9:45 AM: Iowans to Demonstrate at Closed-Door Grassley Event

March 30 ; at 9:45 AM: Iowans to Demonstrate at Closed-Door Grassley Event Iowans will stand together and call for Senator Grassley to hold a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee for Judge Merrick Garland Carroll, Iowa —  March 30 … Continue reading

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In Friedrichs Decision, Working People Win, Press Forward

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: Today, working people have persevered in the face of another attack on our rights. All over the country working people are showing … Continue reading

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Striking workers protest in front of Muscatine business

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A group of striking workers from Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors Ltd. and its parent company picketed in front of the Muscatine Hy-Vee Mainstreet store in Muscatine Monday. The three workers were protesting Hy-Vee’s use of Hy-Brand as a contractor … Continue reading

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AFSCME’s Response to Supreme Court Ruling in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association

WASHINGTON —  “Today, the Supreme Court left standing nearly four decades of precedent and sound law that has worked for public employers and working people alike. This marks a significant defeat for the wealthy special interests who want to hijack our … Continue reading

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California Poised to Make History for Working People

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the California State Legislature introduction of a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour:  Millions of working people in California and across the nation want an economy that will … Continue reading

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Iowa county governments: Don’t inconvenience us by protecting fundamental constitutional rights

The Iowa State Association of Counties has asked the Iowa Supreme Court to keep tens of thousands of citizens permanently disenfranchised so county auditors will have “a definition of infamous crime that can be easily discerned and quickly applied” as … Continue reading

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What’s the matter with Kansas?

By Tim DeLong03/29/16 Governor Sam Brownback IS what’s the matter with Kansas! Brownback ran for governor in 2010 promising to implement the Republican mantra of cutting taxes, watching businesses thrive, and having tax revenues go through the roof. Kansas was … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 30  Chicago stockyard workers win 8-hour day – 1918 At the height of the Great Depression, 35,000 unemployed march in New York’s Union Square. Police beat many demonstrators, injuring 100 – 1930 The federal Coal Mine Health and Safety … Continue reading

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