Monthly Archives: August 2016

Help the flood victims

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USA’s Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon airs Sept. 3 on Sportsman Channel

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Aug. 31, 2016) – The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and Sportsman Channel are teaming up again to honor the American workforce during the 2016 Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day “Salute to the American Worker” – Presented by Wolverine, which … Continue reading

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Although the fight is far from over, it’s time to celebrate the successes of Organized Labor.

Board of Supervisors Proclamation (Thursday) The Johnson County Board of Supervisors are doing a Labor Day Proclamation this Thursday at 9:00 am at the Johnson County Administration Building.  Please join to welcome our progressive elected officials as we recognize the … Continue reading

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JOIN US NEXT TUESDAY when we will ask the SUPERVISORS TO RAISE THE WAGE!!!

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Next Tuesday, the DAY AFTER LABOR DAY, Lee Coutny Supervisors will vote on whether or not to appoint a Minimum Wage Study Group as a first step to raising wages in Lee County. (flyer and press release attached and details are … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 01 The Int’l Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers is founded at a meeting in Chicago, the product of two separate brotherhoods created over the previous 13 years – 1893 Congress declares Labor Day a … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Begins Aggressive, Weekly Direct Mail Program

AFL-CIO Begins Aggressive, Weekly Direct Mail Program Mail Pieces to Reach Union Voters in Battleground States View the first mailers here: http://bit.ly/2bMvq7J   (Washington, DC, August 30, 2016) – Today the AFL-CIO dropped the first round of regular, direct mail … Continue reading

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A Clear Choice

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Labor History

August 31 John Reed forms the Communist Labor Party in Chicago. The Party’s motto: “Workers of the world, unite!” – 1919 Some 10,000 striking miners began a fight at Blair Mountain, W.Va., for recognition of their union, the United Mine … Continue reading

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Will Fisher, Union Veterans Council, at the IFl Convention

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Koch Brothers are behind Americans for Prosperity

In his Aug. 16 column, Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity presented their organization as being responsive to the needs of Iowa teachers. Nothing could be further from the truth, and their attack on the Iowa State Education Association isn’t what they … Continue reading

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Judge Court-Orders Violent Sexual Offender to Woodward Resource Center

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DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding a judge court-ordering a predatory inmate to Woodward Resource Center: “In a move set to take place on Tuesday, a judge has court-ordered an Iowa … Continue reading

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Two Officers Assaulted at Understaffed Clarinda Correctional Facility

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the Sunday evening assault on two correctional officers by an inmate at the Clarinda Correctional Facility: “On Sunday, August 21, 2016, two correctional officers were … Continue reading

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Monica Vernon Tours Iron Workers Local 89 Training Center with Congresswomen Bustos, Frankel, and Dingell to Discuss Workforce Development

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CEDAR RAPIDS – As students and educators across Iowa head back to school this week, Monica Vernon hosted Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22), and Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) for a tour of the apprenticeship program offered at … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 29 Sixty letter carriers from 18 states meet in a room above Schaefer’s Saloon on Plankinton Avenue in Milwaukee. They unanimously adopt a resolution to form a National Association of Letter Carriers – 1889 Seventy-five workers die when the … Continue reading

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The fight for the VA is far from over

Sisters and Brothers, The fight for the VA is far from over. Greedy politicians and their corporate backers want nothing more than to destroy and privatize our VA. And privatization — that’s just a fancy word for saying “I want … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor Endorses Judge

The Delegates at the 60th annual Iowa Federation of Labor Convention voted to endorse Patty Judge for U.S. Senate After evaluating the candidates, we felt that Chuck Grassley’s obstruction of the  Judicial nomination is unacceptable to all Iowans. Patty Judge … Continue reading

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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Makes Contracting System More Accountable

    Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Guidance and Regulations:   The AFL-CIO applauds the Administration for moving forward with regulations and guidance implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces … Continue reading

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Teaching & Research Assistants Win Major Victory After NLRB Ruling

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Graduate Workers Win to Unionize:   Today’s momentous decision by the NLRB marks a major victory for teaching and research assistants at Columbia University whose right to organize and form a union has … Continue reading

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The fight for the VA is far from over.

The fight for the VA is far from over. Greedy politicians and their corporate backers want nothing more than to destroy and privatize our VA. And privatization — that’s just a fancy word for saying “I want to let my … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 24 The Gatling Gun Co.—manufacturers of an early machine gun—writes to B&O Railroad Co. President John W. Garrett during a strike, urging their product be purchased to deal with the “recent riotous disturbances around the country.” Says the company: … Continue reading

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