Daily Archives: December 21, 2017

Solidarity for the Holidays

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DRI HAS CREATED AN UNSAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR ELDORA EMPLOYEES

 DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following a town hall meeting with employees of the State Training School at Eldora: “It has become clear to me that recent reports out of the State Training … Continue reading

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Message of the Day—We Can Raise Pay

The rules of our economy have been rigged against working people for decades, but our sustained activism can raise pay and build momentum for a new economy built on broadly shared prosperity. We raise pay by negotiating with employers. As … Continue reading

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UAW chief rips Ford plan to move production to Mexico, says tax bill undermines NAFTA plan

UAW President Dennis Williams condemned Ford Motor’s strategy to move production of electric vehicles from Michigan to Mexico and noted the silence of President Donald Trump on Ford’s recent announcement. “I’m angry at Ford,” he said during an interview Tuesday with … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Hits T-Mobile, Amazon, Cox and Hundreds of Large Employers for Allegedly Using Facebook to Exclude Millions of Older Americans from Job Ads in Violation of Age Discrimination Laws

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and three workers filed a class action lawsuit against T-Mobile US, Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon), Cox Communications and Media Group (Cox), and hundreds of other large employers and employment agencies … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day:Chief Justice (and former president) William Howard Taft, who declared that picketing was, in part, “an unlawful annoyance and hurtful nuisance…” December 22 A group of building trades unions from the Midwest meet in St. Louis … Continue reading

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