Daily Archives: February 1, 2017

‘Right to Work’ Deceives Working People

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the national “right to work” bill: Right to work is a lie dressed up in a feel-good slogan. It doesn’t give workers freedom—instead, it weakens our right to join together and bargain for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Nominee Raises Serious Concerns for Working Families

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court: The nomination of a Supreme Court justice is of paramount importance to working families. The Court’s decisions have a profound impact on the … Continue reading

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Public Hearing in Support of Iowa Teachers Monday

February 6: Public Hearing in Support of Iowa Teachers Monday @ 11am  There is hearing on Monday the 6th of February at 11:00 in the House Chambers.  You can attend and you can attend and speak out against the bill.  … Continue reading

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Moral Monday Iowa – January 30, 2017 Collective Bargaining

Videos from the January 30, 2017 Moral Monday Iowa event that dealt with Public Sector Bargaining Charlie Wishman – Iowa Federation of Labor Morgan Miller – AFSCME Nate Boulton – Senator Iowa State Bruce Hunter – Representative of the Iowa … Continue reading

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Save Iowa Workers

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We need your help to spread the word today, and over the next few weeks. Iowa workers are under attack, with Republican legislators making plans behind closed doors to strip away the collective bargaining rights of public employees. We have … Continue reading

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Monica Kurth wins Iowa House race

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Democratic candidate Monica Kurth has won the special election to replace Iowa State Representative Jim Lykam. Kurth defeated Republican candidate Mike Gonzales 72% to 27% in the west Davenport district.  She received  2081 votes to Gonzales’ 784 … Continue reading

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Without bill filed, collective bargaining proposal draws concerns

There’s a famous phrase that states, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In a way, that’s what state labor leaders are saying about a proposed change by Gov. Terry Branstad in collective bargaining involving Iowa state employees. A local … Continue reading

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USW Local 105 Podcast

Check out USW Local 105, Podcast and Facebook pages (Bettendorf, Iowa) Steel Revolution Podcast Facebook Page

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: IWW organizer “Big Bill” Haywood, about the Paterson silk strikers “Your power is in your folded arms. You have killed the mills; you have stopped production; you have broken off the profits.” February 02 Three hundred newsboys … Continue reading

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Why Courts Matter Iowa Responds to the Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

DES MOINES — The Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition, led by Iowa Citizen Action Network, Americans for Democratic Action Iowa, Progress Iowa, and One Iowa, issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. … Continue reading

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