Daily Archives: June 16, 2016

Informational Picket

Our brothers and sisters of USW 11-00436 need our help. On June 24th 4-6pm the members of USW 11-00436 will hold an informational picket at Kapstone 1601 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Parking will be at the … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

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AFL-CIO Votes to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President (Washington, DC, June 16, 2016) – The General Board of the 12.5 million member AFL-CIO voted today to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The endorsement reflects a comprehensive, … Continue reading

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David Johnson On How His Switch Could Shake Up The Iowa Senate

When Iowa State Senator David Johnson left the Republican Party last week over issues with Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the news quickly went national and international. But while Johnson’s act of registering as an independent generated tough stories … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 17 Twenty-one young women and girls making cartridges for the Union Army at the Washington, D.C. arsenal during the Civil War are killed in an accidental explosion. Most of the victims were Irish immigrants. A monument was erected in … Continue reading

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Today’s labor quote:

Gene Debs “The working class who make the sacrifices, who shed the blood, have never yet had a voice in declaring war. The ruling class has always made the war and made the peace.”

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