Daily Archives: June 27, 2017

It was clear to us very early on this legislative session what the nasty and disrespectful tone towards workers was going to be.

By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor It was clear to us very early on this legislative session what the nasty and disrespectful tone towards workers was going to be.  The very first week of session, I approached the … Continue reading

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Working People Remain United Against Discrimination

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Supreme Court’s decision to review President Trump’s travel ban: As the courts continue to review the constitutionality of President Trump’s travel and refugee ban, the labor movement reaffirms our resolve to ensure … Continue reading

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Bolkcom: Reynolds, Stand Up For Iowa’s Healthcare Exchange – Iowa Starting Line

An open letter to the governor from State Senator Joe Bolkcom Dear Governor Reynolds: [Last week], you will have had an opportunity to speak one-on-one with President Trump in Cedar Rapids. I support your announced plan to raise the issue … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: the motto of the Wobblies: “An injury to one is an injury to all.” June 26 Members of the American Railway Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, refuse to handle Pullman cars, in solidarity with Pullman strikers. Two … Continue reading

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