Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

SUNDAY: 3rd Annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed at 1:00 PM

Des Moines, Iowa – The 3rd annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed will take place this Sunday, September 10th, including featured speakers Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, Ind.), and Neera Tanden, CEO of … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO President: This Labor Day, Fight for Paid Leave

Labor Day. For some Americans, it’s a time for friends, family and fellowship. The end of summer. The beginning of the school year. The start of the football season. An American tradition. That’s not all. Labor Day is an important … Continue reading

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On Labor Day, thoughts on a ‘life worth living’

It’s Labor Day tradition to celebrate the contributions working people and their unions make to sustaining our economy and promoting fairness in the workplace. This year, it’s worth also recognizing the foundational roles labor unions play in defending human rights … Continue reading

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DACA Announcement Will Not Deter Our Fight for Justice

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement on today’s announcement that the Trump administration will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: President Donald Trump’s move to terminate DACA and strip work authorization away from 800,000 productive members … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Lucy Parsons “Let us sink such differences as nationality, religion, politics and set our eyes eternallyand forever toward the rising star of the industrial republic of labor; remembering that we have left the old behind and … Continue reading

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