Daily Archives: October 27, 2016

Why this Iraq War veteran is supporting Hillary Clinton

From the moment I stepped off the bus and onto those world-famous yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, the U.S. Marine Corps constantly drilled into me – and every other Marine recruit – the importance … Continue reading

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Labor Endorsed Candidates

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Get Out The Vote

We need Volunteers in the following cities and on these dates to help elect our union endorsed candidates. October 29: Door Knocking. Cedar Rapids 10 – 4. IBEW 1211 Wiley Blvd SW October 29:   Doors and Phones – Des Moines. … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 26 After eight years and at least 1,000 worker deaths—mostly Irish immigrants—the 350-mile Erie Canal opens, linking the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Father John Raho wrote to his bishop that “so many die that there is hardly … Continue reading

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The Senior Vote Could Make the Difference in Iowa in 2016

by Midge Slater and Robert Roach, Jr. Iowa seniors have tremendous political clout this election year. Today more than 500,000 people in Iowa are age 65 or older, and that figure is only expected to grow as the Baby Boom … Continue reading

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I am Voting for my Union

As the election draws near, we need to make sure we have a plan to vote. If you have already voted absentee or early voted, thank you for participating in our democracy. I have talked with many people, either door … Continue reading

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LABOR’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE (Below are excerpts of the keynote speech by President Mark Dimondstein on August 23, to the 23rd biennial convention of the American Postal Workers Union.) We are working, living and struggling in a time where there … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Supports SAG-AFTRA Members on Video Game Strike

AFL-CIO Supports SAG-AFTRA Members on Video Game Strike Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the SAG-AFTRA Video Game Strike: The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA voice-over and motion-capture performers who are on strike after failed negotiations with … Continue reading

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