Daily Archives: October 26, 2016

Layoffs Have a Human Cost

October 25, 2016   By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Washington, DC – Jobs are central to this election. We hear about the 1,000 workers laid off here, 600 laid off there, 5,000 from another place. These reports have become so commonplace … Continue reading

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Union floats in Homecoming parade

This year, as always, the Iowa City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and the University of Iowa Employee’s Union – AFSMCE Local 12, had floats in the UI Homecoming Parade on September  30. Our City Fed float even had a guest … Continue reading

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APWU Local wins organizing drive

   The DMI AREA LOCAL44, American Postal Workers Union won a NLRB election that was 18-8 to unionize PAE or better known as MTESC. The Des Moines area local president, Mike Bates was contacted by CCI which stands for Citizens … Continue reading

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Labor Quote: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

“Donald Trump’s a disrespectful hypocrite, and we stand in solidarity with the workers at Trump Hotel Las Vegas. His unwillingness to bargain with the hard-working people who make his hotel successful is shameful. It tells you all you need to … Continue reading

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