Daily Archives: January 31, 2017

Attacking Immigrants and Refugees Hurts All Working People

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement about last week’s immigration executive orders: President Donald Trump has announced three executive orders addressing immigration that are an affront to core union and American values. Building a wall on our border, … Continue reading

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We need volunteers for these phone banks – Save Iowa Workers!

Tuesday, January 31 Council Bluffs: 5:00 – 8:00 pm Sheet Metal Workers #3 Hall, 3333 S 24th st, Omaha, NE Contact: Scott Punteney, 402-657-1007 / spunteney@wilfaflcio.org Iowa City: 5:00 – 8:00 pm COGS Office: Old Brick 26 Market St Contact Zach Peterson, 712-363-3183 / zach.peterson@seiuiowa.org … Continue reading

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Check out last weekends forums

Brad Zaun Gets Grilled By Overflow Crowd Of Angry Constituents Heated Discussion at Sioux City Forum Planned Parenthood issue heats up Eggs and Issues Red-light cameras, higher minimum wage raised fast-pace talk at Saturday’s first coffee Hundreds express concerns Photos … Continue reading

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Editorial: Lawmakers target unions, sponge off union benefits

Republican politicians have complained for years that Iowa’s collective bargaining law provides overly generous benefits to public-sector workers. They seem particularly obsessed with the cost of health insurance and how little some workers contribute toward it. Now the GOP controls … Continue reading

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TONIGHT at 7:30 PM: Iowans Respond to President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

  DES MOINES — Tonight the Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition will hold a press conference in response to the anticipated announcement of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Iowans are extremely concerned about President Trump’s unconstitutional actions.  In this extraordinary … Continue reading

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Labor History

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Today’s Labor Quote:  Cesar Chavez “The consumer boycott is the only open door in the dark corridor of nothingness down which farm workers have had to walk for many years. It is a gate of hope through which they expect to … Continue reading

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