Daily Archives: July 8, 2016

Labor does not have a hidden agenda

Regarding the July 8, 2016 article “Muscatine City Council member says mayor has hidden agenda”, let’s set the record straight – the Iowa Federation of Labor does not have a “hidden” agenda. The video that was shown at the Muscatine … Continue reading

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Union: In-home care workers go weeks with no pay

Union: In-home care workers go weeks with no pay Many Iowans who are supposed to be paid by the state for providing in-home care for disabled people have gone for weeks or months without pay because of the state’s shift to … Continue reading

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Issues, actions and what we’re reading this week

Rana Foroohar’s “Makers and Takers: the Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business” is chock full of disturbing facts. Some of those facts show up in a review on Indie Bound. One example: The financial sector takes a … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the death of police officers in Dallas

We mourn the loss of the officers who were shot in the line of duty in Dallas, protecting the right to protest peacefully.  Our hearts go out to the victims’ families, the city of Dallas, and the nation. Violence is … Continue reading

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Setting record on obstruction

July 19th Rallies Tuesday, July 19th will be the 125th day of the Garland nomination — making it the longest any Supreme Court nominee has waited in U.S. history for a confirmation vote (let alone a hearing). We will hold … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 09 The worst rail accident in U.S. history occurs when two trains pulled by 80-ton locomotives collided head-on at Dutchman’s curve in west Nashville, Tenn. 101 people died, another 171 were injured – 1918 New England Telephone “girls” strike … Continue reading

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