Monthly Archives: December 2017

Iowa Apprenticeship Program

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Outsourcing is getting out of hand at the Iowa Statehouse

  Todd Dorman Dec 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Print View Iowans take a lot of pride in the moments when the nation turns its lonely eyes to us. In 2009, when Iowa became the first Midwest state to … Continue reading

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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 Security   Anticipated Start Date: January … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Barbara Walters “To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.” Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. … Continue reading

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Livestream on Monday – Put Iowans back in control of Medicaid

Dear Friend, The Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee will meet Monday for an update on Iowa’s privatized Medicaid program, which has been a disaster for Iowa families, health care providers and taxpayers. Democrats on the Committee — State Senator Amanda Ragan, … Continue reading

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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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