Daily Archives: June 30, 2016

Retirees Strongly Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

Washington, DC – Citing her commitment to expand Social Security, strengthen Medicare and rein in prescription drug prices, the members of the executive board of the Alliance for Retired Americans voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for United States President on … Continue reading

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Keep Carrier Corp. Jobs in the U.S.

On February 10th Carrier Corporation and its parent company, United Technologies, abruptly announced to its dedicated workforce of 1,400, that their jobs were headed for Mexico. This company has been highly profitable, raking in over $7 Billion in profits in … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party Platform Must Include Opposition to the TPP

By a narrow majority, the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee voted not to include opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the draft platform. The TPP is a bad trade deal that will hurt working families, the environment, consumers and our … Continue reading

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CLARINDA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY RESTRUCTURING ENDANGERS SPECIAL NEEDS INMATES, STAFF

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the Department of Corrections’ handling of new inmates and staffing shortages: “We have received notice that the Clarinda Correctional Facility will be opening an additional … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 01 The American Flint Glass workers union is formed, headquartered in Pittsburgh.  It was to merge into the Steelworkers 140 years later, in 2003 – 1873 Steel workers in Cleveland begin what was to be an 88-week strike against … Continue reading

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