Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

AFL-CIO Stands in Solidarity with Writers Guilds

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in support of the Writers Guild of America, East, and Writers Guild of America, West, negotiations: The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the members of Writers Guild of America, East, and Writers Guild of … Continue reading

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Forums for April 27-29 – Keep Attending – Speak up!

BETTENDORF Every Friday 9:30 AM at the Happy Joe’s ,2430 Spruce Hill Drive, Bettendorf, IA Friday Aptil 28 :  9:30 AM Greatest Grains 1600 N Harrison St CLINTON Thursday7, 6 PM Mezcal 2 Bar & Grill, 1841 Lincoln Way DES MOINES … Continue reading

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May Day Workers’ Rights March

Community, labor and faith leaders commemorate progress in workers’ rights through collective action, call for policies that lifts all workers  Fort Madison, IA – Through the power of collective action, working people have been able to achieve higher wages, better … Continue reading

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The Congressional Republican Health Care Bill An Attack on Everyone’s Health Benefits

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  The Congressional Republican health plan is an attack on everyone’s health benefits.No health care coverage—workplace plans, Medicare, Medicaid or the individual insurance coverage now available as a result of the Affordable Care Act—is untouched. The Republican health plan will … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: James Oppenheim, from his poem “Bread and Roses”   “As we come marching, marching, we bring the Greater Days The rising of the women means the rising of the race No more the drudge and idler–ten that toil … Continue reading

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150 Workers Die on the Job Every Day

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     New AFL-CIO Report: aflcio.org/death-on-the-job   (Washington, D.C., April 26, 2017) In 2015, 150 workers died from preventable work-related injuries and illnesses every day in the United States, on average, according to a report released today by the AFL-CIO. 4,836 workers … Continue reading

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