Daily Archives: June 28, 2016

Big Labor makes peace with Hillary Clinton on trade

AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka on Monday accused Donald Trump of peddling deceit on trade issues, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee the “king” of outsourcing labor abroad for his personal business. “Look at what he does, not what he … Continue reading

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Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report Deliver Reassuring News

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the release of the 2016 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports:  Today’s reports provide reassuring news for retired and disabled workers, their families and all Americans working toward a secure retirement. But fully … Continue reading

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Unions Grow the Middle Class

Excerpts from Center for American Progress Action Fund. The number of Americans in unions has fallen precipitously in recent decades, and working Americans—whether union members or not—are paying the price. Unless policymakers strengthen worker voice and power, the middle class … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 29 What is to be a 7-day streetcar strike begins in Chicago after several workers are unfairly fired. Wrote the police chief at the time, describing the strikers’ response to scabs: “One of my men said he was at the … Continue reading

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Marty Hathaway is retiring

After 30+ years with the Department of Corrections (AFSCME) Marty Hathaway is retiring. His Retirement Party will be on: Thursday (June 30, 2016) from 3:00pm until 6:00pm (?) at the American Legion, 901 2nd Street, Coralville. Please stop by and … Continue reading

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