Daily Archives: September 9, 2016

IT LAYOFFS AT IOWA VETERANS HOME POSE RISK TO RESIDENT SAFETY

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the layoff of nine IT employees at the Iowa Veterans Home (IVH): “This week, nine IT employees at the Iowa Veterans Home were given layoff … Continue reading

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Join the September 12 Conference Call with Federal Medicaid Officials

Medicaid is funded by both the state and federal governments.  Federal officials have a responsibility to see that Iowa’s Medicaid program is working.  For example, when it was obvious to everyone but the Branstad Administration and Republican legislators that Iowa’s … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO National Day of Action Accelerates Labor 2016

68 Events Across the Nation Activate Union Members and Allies For a list of events: http://bit.ly/2c7Tz8y   (Washington, DC, September 8, 2016) – On September 10th, local labor movements around the country will lead the largest national day of action … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 10 In Pennsylvania, Polish, Lithuanian and Slovak miners are gunned down by the Lattimer Mine’s sheriff deputies—19 dead, more than 50 wounded—during a peaceful march from Hazelton to Lattimer.   Some 3,000 were marching for collective bargaining and civil liberty.  … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor Quote: Harry Truman

“Republicans can hear the whispers of business, but not the yells and screams of working people.”

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