Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

105 IOWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED AS GOP SCHOOL FUNDING HITS ANOTHER RECORD LOW

Des Moines, IA — A new analysis of public school buildings released today found 105 public schools have closed since Republicans took over the Iowa House.  For seven of the last eight years, GOP lawmakers have provided the lowest increases in … Continue reading

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Message of the Day—Stop Sexual Harassment

The AFL-CIO today brought together allies and union leaders, with the aim of ending sexual harassment in the workplace. When working people join together in union, we can listen to each other, mobilize our co-workers, speak with a unified voice … Continue reading

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Building Better Lives through Union Apprenticeship Programs

Working at a retail job she found “boring,” Lindsay Gustafson used to live from “paycheck to paycheck.” She worried that, “If anything ever happened to me, I would have been in major trouble.” Jobs with Health & Pension Coverage. But then she … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan’s $1.50/Week Brag Reveals Sham Of GOP Tax Plan – Iowa Starting Line

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan tweeted on Saturday celebrating a Lancaster, Pennsylvania school secretary’s wage increase of $1.50 per week. “A secretary at a public high school in Lancaster, PA, said she was pleasantly surprised her pay went up … Continue reading

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Millennials Are Keeping Unions Alive

Are you a young adult confused about your economic future? You’re not alone. The president brags of surging markets and job growth, but you’re getting rejected for every job you apply for, scrambling to pay rent, and stuck in a … Continue reading

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Kimberly-Clark Uses GOP Tax Break to Sucker Punch Wisconsin Workers

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Early Wednesday morning, David Breckheimer, a United Steelworkers local union president at a Neenah, Wis., paper factory, was gathering the last of his gear for a snowmobiling vacation. At 7:45 a.m., less than two hours before he planned to leave, … Continue reading

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Labor Hisory

Labor Quote of the Day: Rose Schneiderman “A good many girls in this fight have come to know each other’s names and to know a sisterly feeling for the first time in their lives.” Schneiderman (left) was an organizer for the Women’s Trade … Continue reading

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