Monthly Archives: July 2016

IFL 2016 Convention

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 The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO has blocked rooms at Prairie Meadows Hotel attached to the Convention Hall. ALL ROOM RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE DIRECTLY BY THE DELEGATES Book Reservations by Phone or Online Prairie Meadows Hotel (515) 957-3000 or … Continue reading

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Americans with Disabilities Act Enhanced Workplaces Nationwide

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as we celebrate ADA Awareness month and this week’s 26th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act:  The passage of the ADA was a pivotal milestone in ensuring that everyone receives … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 29 The Coast Seamen’s Union merges with the Steamship Sailors’ Union to form the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific – 1891 A preliminary delegation from Mother Jones’ March of the Mill Children from Philadelphia to President Theodore Roosevelt’s summer home … Continue reading

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The Board of the Hawkeye Area Labor Council

New Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO board memberers sworn in by Ken Sagar ,President Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO . Kelly Steinke NALC373, Cal Eckhoff IAMAW1728,Jerry Hageman CWA7108,Jeff Cooling IBEW405,Jess Macal IBEW1362,Randy Sconyers SMW263, Ben Rhodes IAMAW1526,Bob Doubek UBC308,Scott Smith … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 27 William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, died – 1869 July 28 Women shoemakers in Lynn, Mass., create Daughters of St. Crispin, demand pay equal to that of men – 1869 Harry Bridges is born in Australia. … Continue reading

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She’s With Us: Congratulations Hillary Clinton

The working people of the AFL-CIO proudly congratulate Hillary Clinton as the first female presidential nominee of a major party. After the historic roll call tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, AFL-CIO officers shared their congratulations: Clinton said … Continue reading

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Trump tries to hide lies by banning press, labor leader says – The Iowa Daily Democrat

DES MOINES, Iowa – A top labor leader has launched a blistering assault on Republican nominee Donald Trump, signaling the opening of what is shaping as a fall campaign that will resemble a brawl. “Seventy-eight percent of the factual claims … Continue reading

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The Iowa Federation of Labor will be holding political action trainings to prepare activists for the 2016 Election.

July 27 Waterloo – UAW Local 838 – 6 PM August 2 Des Moines, 2000 Walker 6 PM August 19 Rock Island Local 25 Hall 9 am August 20 Bettendorf USW Local 105 Hall 9 am August 22 Rock Island … Continue reading

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Documents referenced in Iowa Senate Youtube videos

Documents referenced in Iowa Senate Youtube videos Home Link: http://bit.ly/Documents-referenced-in-Iowa-Senate-Youtube-videos Documents are in reverse chronological order. You may need to download documents (right click) and then open them.  If you have problems accessing these documents, contact sdc.secretary@legis.iowa.gov or call 515-281-6965. July … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate committee meets tomorrow on Medicaid privatization problems Tuesday, July 26

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Iowa Senate committee meets tomorrow on Medicaid privatization problems   Tuesday, July 26 10 AM – Room 116   DES MOINES — On Tuesday, July 26, the Senate Human Resources Committee will hold a meeting on problems with Iowa Medicaid … Continue reading

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Iowa Providers Still Struggling with Medicaid Privatization

Fewer Services, Rising Costs Cited in New Provider Survey   DES MOINES – A new survey released today finds Iowa Medicaid providers are still struggling under Governor Branstad’s privatization plan, which began earlier this year.  Providers said the privatization plan … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 25 Workers stage a general strike—believed to be the nation’s first—in St. Louis, in support of striking railroad workers. The successful strike was ended when some 3,000 federal troops and 5,000 deputized special police killed at least eighteen people … Continue reading

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Editorial: Trump’s plan to save America is based on fear

Fear is a powerful motivator. No one understands that better than Donald Trump, who has took the stage at Thursday’s Republican National Convention to cast himself not as the most capable and qualified person to lead the country, but as … Continue reading

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Sign the Pledge: I’ll Volunteer to Stop Trump from Winning in November

If we don’t do everything we can now, we might wake up the day after Election Day and find that Donald Trump is our next president and extremist Republicans still control the U.S. Senate. Trump has a clear record of … Continue reading

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Transgender prison nurse files discrimination complaint against Iowa Department of Corrections | The Gazette

A transgender nurse at the state women’s prison in Mitchellville has filed a civil rights complaint against the Iowa Department of Corrections alleging the agency won’t let him use the men’s restroom and locker room. Jesse Vroegh, 34, who has … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 23 Anarchist Alexander Berkman shoots and stabs but fails to kill steel magnate Henry Clay Frick in an effort to avenge the Homestead massacre 18 days earlier, in which nine strikers were killed. Berkman also tried to use what … Continue reading

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The Fake Grassley

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Everyone has heard of Chuck Grassley’s 99 County Tour, right? It’s hard not to, as much as he talks about it. But there’s a funny thing about that claim: most of his county events are private and not open to … Continue reading

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Iowa GOP in Cleveland dreams of a Senate grab

CLEVELAND — Talk to Iowa’s Republican convention delegation about their presidential nominee, and you might get a smattering of applause. But mention bright prospects for the Iowa GOP taking over the state Senate, and you might get a standing ovation. … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 22 Newly unionized brewery workers in San Francisco, mostly German socialists, declare victory after the city’s breweries give in to their demands for free beer, the closed shop, freedom to live anywhere (they had typically been required to live … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor Quote: Walter Reuther

Touring a new highly-automated factory, Henry Ford II asked the auto workers president “Walter, how are you going to get those robots to pay your union dues?” Reuther replied: “Henry, how are you going to get them to buy your … Continue reading

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