Monthly Archives: December 2017

SCIFL Holiday Basket Assembly

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Buy Union

Visit our website www.Labor411.orgDec. 15, 2017 What’s on Her Wish List? Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day may be the traditional times to break out the flowers and jewelry, but the winter holidays are as fitting an opportunity as ever to … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Joe T. Morales “But you don’t pull a strike when the bosses want it — so they can smash your union. You wait till you’re ready, so you can win.​ December 16 The National Civic Federation is … Continue reading

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Union-Made and Made in USA Holiday Gifts and Gift Tags

It’s that time of the year to celebrate the holidays. As you shop for gifts, consider buying union-made or Made in USA presents. These products represent quality, jobs and support of our communities. Here are some resources for you to … Continue reading

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AT&T Wireless Workers Win Industry-Defining Gains in New Agreement

AT&T Wireless Workers Win Industry-Defining Gains in New Agreement Wireless workers’ nationwide mobilization and largest retail strike in U.S. history culminates in new agreement to curb industry outsourcing and offshoring at AT&T United as the Communications Workers of America, 21,000 … Continue reading

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Local unions assemble holiday baskets for those in need

Des Moines, Iowa On Friday December 15th, South Central Community Services committee will be assembling 300 large holiday baskets. The baskets will be distributed to needy families and union members in South Central Iowa. “The baskets will be a blessing … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: William “Big Bill” Haywood “If the workers are organized, all they have to do is to put their hands in their pockets and they have got the capitalist class whipped.” December 15 AFL convention passes a … Continue reading

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‘Toto, we’re not in Kansas — yet’

The unmitigated disaster of tax-cutting in Kansas — which we have noted here, and here, and here, and here — and others have noted as well, is threatened for a curtain call just up the road in Iowa. Those links … Continue reading

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Employers would pocket $6.1 billion in workers’ tips under Trump administration rule

On December 5th, the Trump administration took a step toward allowing employers to legally pocket the tips earned by the workers they employ. The Department of Labor released a proposed rule that would allow restaurants to take the tips that … Continue reading

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Working People Propel Doug Jones to Historic Alabama Senate Victory

  Alabama Labor Runs Largest Political Program in State’s History (Washington, DC, Dec. 13) – The largest labor political program in the history of the state of Alabama has propelled Doug Jones to victory. Rarely considered an important union state by … Continue reading

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Iowa Job Opening – Campaign Director for the Iowa Coalition for Retirement Security

Campaign Director for the Iowa Coalition for Retirement Security Campaign Director Job Description Applicant deadline: December 27nd, please send resume to Morgan Miller, mmiller3025@gmail.com Interviews: December 28/29th, 2017   Classification & Title: Full-Time, Campaign Director for the Iowa Coalition for Retirement … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Samuel Gompers “Show me the country that has no strikes and I’ll show you the country in which there is no liberty.” December 14 Some 33,000 striking members of the Machinists end a 69-day walkout at … Continue reading

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Statement on the updated revenue estimates by Senator Joe Bolkcom, Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Committee

“Economic prosperity and fiscal responsibility will only return to Iowa if Governor Reynolds and Republican legislators start working in a bipartisan way to make smarter investments in Iowa workers and their families. “With complete control of the Iowa Capitol, Statehouse … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Bolsters Innovative CWA Campaign to Get $4,000 Raises for Working People 

  (Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2017) The Trump administration repeatedly has claimed that its tax bill would result in a $4,000 wage increase for workers. Today the AFL-CIO has joined a campaign by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to demand corporations … Continue reading

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Helping Puerto Rico

Machinists Union members in Philadelphia partnered with the AFL-CIO and American Airlines to send much-needed supplies to Puerto Rico, where families are still struggling. The IAM joined other union members in the area to organize donations, load trucks and deliver … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Juan Somavia “Migrants are an asset to every country where they bring their labour. Let us give them the dignity they deserve as human beings and the respect they deserve as workers.” From remarks by Juan Somavia … Continue reading

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HOUSE DEMOCRATS STATEMENT ON STATE BUDGET ESTIMATES

Monday, December 11, 2017 For More Information: Rep. Chris Hall, 712-490-2088 From Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee “The state budget has become an embarrassment to all Iowans, regardless of their political beliefs. Paychecks and family income are stagnant. Iowa … Continue reading

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Threat to Iowa Retirees

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Help our Sisters and Brothers in California

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“2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees”

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  Iowa Senate News Release State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald: (515) 281-5368 State Senator Matt McCoy: (515) 681-9327 For Immediate Release: December 11, 2017   “2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees”   (Des Moines) Today two Iowa Statehouse leaders today … Continue reading

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