Daily Archives: August 15, 2017

AFL-CIO Representatives Resign from Presidential Council on Manufacturing

August 15, 2017 Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on his and Thea Lee’s resignation from President Trump’s council on manufacturing: We cannot sit on a council for a President who tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism. President Trump’s remarks today … Continue reading

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Labor Day Events Around Iowa

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September 2 – 4: Labor Day Events:   Lucas: September 2: John L Lewis Parade and city events. Parade line up 10:45 am. Various events all day. www.coalmininglabormuseum.com/events.  641-766-6421 or 641-766-6544, Clinton: Day Before Picnic – September 3. Eagle Point Park Lodge. Noon. … Continue reading

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Extending Essential Protections Will Benefit All Working People

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the implementation of the DACA program: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs provide work authorization to more than 1 million people, preventing … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Will Rogers “Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat.”  Populist social commentator Will Rogers died in a plane crash on this date in 1935. August … Continue reading

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