Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

Trumping Labor: The Republican Plan to Gut Workers’ Rights

In 1989, during the transition from Presidents Reagan to George H.W. Bush, the rightwing Heritage Foundation expressed dismay that “free market” reforms were not moving fast enough. The group weighed in with a burly 900-plus page “Mandate for Leadership,” urging … Continue reading

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Leaked House Republican Healthcare Plan a Nonstarter

Statement by AFL-CIO President Trumka on the leaked draft House Republican healthcare plans: The leaked Republican health plan is a non-starter because it would lower the bar on care when we should be raising it instead. It exposes the fact … Continue reading

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We can’t afford to stay silent

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Friend, Working people across the country are flooding their legislators’ town halls this week to demand that Congress not take health care away from tens of millions of people. It’s hard to believe, but some extreme legislators … Continue reading

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Demand Branstad/Reynolds Release Secret List!

After weeks denying their bill gutting collective bargaining had anything to do with the Koch Brothers or Americans for Prosperity, Gov Branstad and Lt Gov Reynolds invited their corporate-backed lobbyist to the private bill signing. No press was invited. No members of … Continue reading

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Editorial: Branstad’s legacy is dissing, dismissing public workers

Gov. Terry Branstad has repeatedly identified job creation as his top priority. Yet helping Iowans secure employment is apparently not among his goals. Since he was re-elected in 2011, Iowa Workforce Development has lost 27 percent of its workforce. Having hundreds fewer workers … Continue reading

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Attend a forum Saturday February 25

We can’t let up on these elected representative. They need to hear from you how you feel about their votes on anti worker issues, and the many other attacks they are planning on Iowa working families. Please attend as many … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Mother Jones “In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone?” February 25 Amalgamated … Continue reading

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Recess Resistance – Save our Health Care

Republicans thought they could repeal the Affordable Care Act without a fight. Calling Republican members of Congress and showing up at their town halls (for those who haven’t chickened out of holding them) is making a big difference — so … Continue reading

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