Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

Coal Miners Win Critical Funding for Health Care

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on inclusion of permanent funding for coal miners’ health care in the congressional funding bill: For thousands of coal miners who suffer from Black Lung, as my father did, this funding for health care … Continue reading

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Senator Hogg’s 2017 Session Review

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Iowa Republicans Attack Workers, Break Promise To Create Jobs and Raise Family Incomes Iowa Democrats Support Broad Prosperity and Expanded Opportunity Statement by Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids Republicans gained complete control of Iowa’s state government in … Continue reading

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It’s time for lawmakers to put workers first

On April 28, Workers Memorial Day, we will come together on the west side of the Iowa Capitol to remember workers killed and injured on the job, and renew the call for an end to the unnecessary deaths of our … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Mary Harris “Mother” Jones “I have never had a vote, and I have raised hell all over this country. You don’t need a vote to raise hell! You need convictions and a voice!”  May 01 Mary Harris “Mother” … Continue reading

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