Daily Archives: September 23, 2016

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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Know Your Voting Rights

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Today’s Labor Quote: Edmund Burke

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” This quote appears at the very beginning of Martin Foran’s novel, “The Other Side.”

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Labor History

September 24 Canada declares the Wobblies illegal – 1918 September 25 American photographer Lewis Hine born in Oshkosh, Wisc. – 1874 (Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor: Your heart will be broken by this exceptional book’s photographs … Continue reading

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