Daily Archives: April 27, 2016

Let’s Reduce Workplace Death to Zero

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We all remember the excitement of the first day of our first job. As grocery store cashiers or waiters or whatever we do, we take pride in our work from day one. That passion makes the reality of death on … Continue reading

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A squeaky wheel is heard — but not fixed​

Davenport has been the squeaky wheel on school funding inequity in Iowa, and the Iowa House this week tried to apply a drop of oil. Problem is, the whole axle is rusty, and cracked. By law, 164 school districts — … Continue reading

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150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

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View Report here: aflcio.org/death-on-the-job  (Washington, DC, April 27, 2016) – More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a … Continue reading

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Editorial: Repeal Obamacare and replace with … nothing?

It has been more than six years since the Affordable Care Act became law. During that time, Republicans in the U.S. House have voted dozens of times to repeal, defund or dismantle it. Never have they voted on a bill … Continue reading

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Prince Was a Champion for Working People

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by Kenneth Quinnell, AFL-CIO  |  April 26, 2016 The world lost a musical icon last week. You’ll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let’s take a second to look at Prince’s career-spanning fights on behalf of … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 28 Coal mine collapses at Eccles, W.Va., killing 181 workers – 1914 A total of 119 die in Benwood, W.Va., coal mine disaster – 1924 United Wallpaper Craftsmen & Workers of North America merges with Pulp, Sulfite & Paper … Continue reading

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