Daily Archives: January 25, 2018

DPE President Paul E. Almeida’s Statement on the Re-Introduction of I-Squared

WASHINGTON, JAN. 25, 2018—Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) President Paul E. Almeida issued the following statement in response to the re-introduction of the Immigration Innovation Act of 2018 (“I-Squared”): “Congress should be focused on the needs of America’s existing workforce … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

4th Annual Des Moines Area Conservation Dinner

Join the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance for a delicious meal and silent and live auctions to benefit conservation efforts in your area, and you could walk away with great new outdoor gear or thousands of dollars worth of guns. By simply … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Union membership declines in Iowa Drop follows Legislature’s changes in collective bargaining

By Ed Tibbetts, Quad-City Times The number of Iowans who are members of labor unions dropped sharply in 2017, according to new estimates from the federal government. The decline comes a year after the Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature significantly reduced the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Iowa Democratic Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

Focus On Improving Lives for Everyday Iowans DES MOINES – Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans. “Iowans … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

AFL-CIO Gears Up for Midterms With New Political Office

The AFL-CIO selected a former DNC staffer to head its new political campaign division, and she’ll be focusing on the 2018 midterm elections first. The federation, which represents 55 affiliate unions, is making a long-term investment in elections through its … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We need your help in holding Iowa legislators accountable

This gallery contains 1 photo.

We need your help in holding Iowa legislators accountable. Public pensions in Iowa are under threat and the only way to stop attacks on retirement security is to talk to the politicians who have the power to protect it. View … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Sojourner Truth “We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.” January 26 In what could be considered the first workers’ compensation agreement in America, pirate Henry Morgan pledges his underlings 600 pieces … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment