Daily Archives: June 29, 2016

Trump Hyprocrisy on Trade

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka calls out Donald J. Trump for his complete hypocrisy on trade. Click Here to view video

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Application Deadline Extended for Iowa Labor Jobs

Position:    Field & Community Engagement Coordinator – 4 Openings Unionjobs.com Full Time: Great River Area Labor Federation – based in Quad Cities area Full Time: Hawkeye Area Labor Council – based in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA areas Full Time: South Central … Continue reading

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2016 LEGISLATIVE YEAR IN REVIEW

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By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor The IFL would like to specifically note the passing this year of Don Rowen, who served as Executive Vice President and lobbyist for the Iowa Federation of Labor for many years.  Don … Continue reading

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Study: A third of Iowans don’t earn enough to pay for basic living

To survive in Iowa, it takes an income of about twice the federal poverty rate. That figure was among the findings of a new United Way report that explored why nearly one in three Iowans struggles to afford basic living expenses. … Continue reading

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The Message Of 2016: Ignore Workers And Working Families At Your Peril

Last week’s Brexit vote was just the latest example — albeit a giant one — in this wild political year when workers have been sending the clear message that status quo economic policies are unacceptable. Politicians here in America and … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 30 Alabama outlaws the leasing of convicts to mine coal, a practice that had been in place since 1848. In 1898, 73 percent of the state’s total revenue came from this source. 25 percent of all Black leased convicts died … Continue reading

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