Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

AFL-CIO Announces $5 Million in Cash Aid and $500 Million in Long-Term Investment to Help Communities Devastated by Hurricane Harvey

(Houston, Sept. 1, 2017) – AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler traveled to Houston to announce a significant investment by the labor movement to support Hurricane Harvey’s victims and to help rebuild areas destroyed by the historic storm. Specifically, she committed to raising $5 million … Continue reading

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2017 Union Sponsored Labor Day Events Around Iowa

  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. Free Food Beverages, prizes and kid’s games. … Continue reading

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LOCAL UNIONS ANNOUNCE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

The 2018 midterms are still more than a year away, but local elections for offices such as mayor, city council and school board are just around the corner. Candidates for these positions are seeking endorsements from organizations with local influence. … Continue reading

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Labor Day and Labor Unions with Charlie Wishman

Before you head off to enjoy a cold one on the boat or a picnic in the park we thought a history lesson about Labor Day might be in order. And, what about that new poll that says a vast … Continue reading

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As anti-labor sentiments sweep across the country, we must remember why we celebrate Labor Day.

As a tide of anti-labor reaction sweeps across the country — most recently in Iowa — it bears remembering what it has meant to have a strong and vital labor movement. We’ve witnessed a succession of Republican presidents, from Nixon … Continue reading

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I wanted to say a few things about this year’s inductees into the Iowa Labor Hall of Fame.

It has been a busy few weeks now at the Iowa AFL-CIO and coming up on labor day weekend, I wanted to say a few things about this year’s inductees into the Iowa Labor Hall of Fame. Bruce Clark is … Continue reading

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2017 Labor Day Op-ed

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On Labor Day, we recognize and honor the achievements of America’s working people. In 2017, this annual celebration comes at a critical time for our nation. Collective action is on the rise—yet so are the attacks on our pay, health … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Theresa White “I worked in there for eight days once. Then I quit. Slavery time’s been over. I just couldn’t do it anymore.”  – White was a former Imperial Poultry worker; see history for September 3, … Continue reading

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