Daily Archives: January 31, 2018

President Trump’s Picture Not the America for Most Workers

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, which he attended last night: Last night, President Trump painted an everything-being-great picture of America that while optimistic, is not the reality … Continue reading

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I AM Moment Silence

February 1, 1968, was a cold and rainy day in Memphis, Tennessee. AFSCME sanitation workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker, nearing the end of their work day, huddled in the back of their truck to seek shelter from the weather. … Continue reading

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IOWA’S TAX DOLLARS BEING FRITTERED AWAY

It’s nothing short of a miracle that the people of Iowa have not taken up pitchforks and marched on Des Moines demanding the attention of government officials. As things now stand, don’t be surprised if the folks in charge simply … Continue reading

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State of the Union Speech Presented an Alternate Reality, Not what Older Americans See

Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, following President Trump’s State of the Union address: “There are several things that the President did not say tonight that are troubling for retirees. “He did not mention … Continue reading

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Iowa Legislative Advocacy Alert

Help us stop proposed mid-year budget cuts in Senate File 2117 by contacting Senators as soon as possible. The Republican leaders who are pushing these cuts have told us we may be voting on them as soon as Thursday. You can contact Senators … Continue reading

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AFT President Randi Weingarten on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on President Trump’s State of the Union address. Weingarten attended the address as a guest of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “The test of any president is whether he can unite a country and … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Emma Tenayuca “I was arrested a number of times. I never thought in terms of fear. I thought in terms of justice.” Emma Tenayuca was a pecan sheller and labor leader from Texas  February 01 Led … Continue reading

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