Monthly Archives: September 2016

You can Vote Now!

Go to the Iowa Secretary of State web page to find locations where you can vote at right now, and/or apply for an absentee ballot. Click here to go to the SOS web page

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RESIDENTS URGED TO USE CAUTION WHEN RETURNING TO FLOOD DAMAGED HOMES AND BUSINESSES

Kansas City, MO. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers safety tips to residents returning to check on flood damaged property and encourage them to file flood insurance claims. Potential health/safety hazards after a … Continue reading

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Early Vote

Amber st clair, Jeff Hartford and Donnie Pearson, USW 105 members, at the Early Vote GOTV event this morning in Davenport with Lilly Ledbetter

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Grinnell student employees approve union contract

Food service employees at a Iowa liberal arts college voted Tuesday whether to make their six-month-old union one of the few unions for undergraduate employees in the country to ratify a contract with a private college or university. The Union … Continue reading

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And the next president is….

  If we follow the logic of how elections work, either Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump will be the next POTUS. Yes, I know that there are other candidates in the race. There are ideologically “pure” candidates out there who … Continue reading

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Rock Against The TPP

This Thursday at 5pm on the Iowa City Ped Mall (Black Hawk Mini-Park) come join a coalition of labor, community, and environmental groups who are taking a stand against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a toxic trade deal that gives corporations even more … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT – Stop Attack on New Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s new Overtime Regulations are under attack.  H.R. 6094, a bill introduced by Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI), is meant to delay by six months the implementation of the new regulations which are due to begin … Continue reading

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Women of Labor Event with Lilly Ledbetter

I’m reaching out to let you know about a unique opportunity on Wednesday morning. I know many of us will be at work, but in case it works with your schedule, I hope to see you there! WHAT: Women of … Continue reading

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Black Women Voters Are the Key to Electing Hillary Clinton President

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AFL-CIO data reveals Black women voters are pivotal voting bloc in 2016 election  (View the report here.)  (Washington, DC, September 27, 2016) – Today on a press call held in honor of National Voter Registration Day, the AFL-CIO released new … Continue reading

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Register to Vote  

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the First 2016 Presidential Debate

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The influential power of working people was clear last night when the first question and focal point of the debate was on wages and economic inequality. For more than a year, working people have established a raising wages agenda to … Continue reading

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Labor History

  September 28 The International Workingmen’s Association is founded in London.  It was an international organization trying to unite a variety of different left-wing, socialist, communist and anarchist political groups and unions. It functioned for about 12 years, growing to … Continue reading

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Election Activity This Week

September 28: : Election 2016 Phone Calling. Wednesday, September 21: 5 – 8 PM at UFCW 431 Hall: 2411 W. Central Park Ave, Davenport. Tracey Leone October 1:  Doors and Phones – Des Moines. IFL 2000 Walker Suite A. 10 … Continue reading

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Terry Branstad’s War On Workers – Iowa Starting Line

Terry Branstad joined the Tea Party with his reelection. It is apparent that his relentless effort to scale back government has a hidden agenda—not to keep public spending under control, but to move state dollars from the pockets of state … Continue reading

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Flood Information

As many of you know, The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for communities along the Cedar River including Black Hawk, Linn, Benton, Mitchell, and Bremer Counties. Many communities across northeast Iowa are already experiencing heavy flooding. Local and … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 26 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers.  Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to … Continue reading

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Eastern Iowa Flooding

As you are all aware many of our communities are working non- stop to prepare for the forecasted flood.  To receive help please call the United Way @ 211. Simply dial 211. If you would like to volunteer, please do … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Working for America Institute Receives $1.37 Million in Apprenticeship Expansion Contract from DOL

(Washington, DC, September 23, 2016) The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it has awarded AFL-CIO Working for America Institute (WAI) a $1.37 million contract to expand multi-employer apprenticeship programs in two important sectors with potential for job growth – … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: Groundbreaking Contract Victories in Multiple Industries

(Washington, DC, September 22, 2016) When working people come together and win the contracts, it proves that our raising wages agenda drives economic stability. Working people across the country are creating better lives for themselves and turning those workplace victories … Continue reading

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