Residents Vow to Defend Local Progress against State Threats

The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO strongly supports the rights of all Americans to express their beliefs and advocate for them.  We all have a right to our opinions, but when it crosses over into hate speech, we cannot condone these actions. ...

Bettendorf details:

Will Fischer, Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO to Join Iowa AFL-CIO President and Veterans for GOTV Rally

Who: Will Fischer, Executive Director, Union Veterans Council, A...

Following the Committee on Political Education’s (C.O.P.E.) “Endorsement” in the second congressional district of Dave Loebsack, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in Iowa and Iowa State Council of Machin...

Following the Committee on Political Education’s (C.O.P.E.) “Endorsement” in the third congressional district of Jim Mowrer, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in Iowa and Iowa State Council of Machinists...

The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (IFL) held its Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E) Convention, April 23, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa last weekend.  This is the formal step in the process to evaluate candidates for the first round of en...

Iowa Workers Who Lost Their Lives on the Job to Be Honored

 

Iowa Working families call for further safety measures at all workplaces

On April 28, 2016, local workers, labor and faith leaders will gather to honor workers w...

 The Committee on Political Education (C.O.P.E.) met this Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to endorse candidates statewide including Iowa’s U.S. Senate and Congressional Districts. Since the advent of the 2016 C.O.P.E. Convention yielded a ...

WASHINGTON—In issuing a 4-4 opinion in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by wealthy special interests to restrict opportunities for America’s teachers, firefighters, police officers...

Iowa AFL-CIO President Ken Sagar made the following statement after the release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text:

 

For years, this trade deal has been negotiated in secret, finally today the public will have a chance to see the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Working people will be able to see for themselves if this deal benefits America's working families over profit driven corporations.

Despite suggestions from the faith community, environmentalists, labor and many others, to date, there's no indication that improvements have been made to address labor standards, environmental protections or provisions that give corporations incentives to relocate American jobs to low-wage countries.

We will examine the text to see if enforceable currency rules exist, whether many Buy American & Buy Local policies are waived, and if the deal will raise the price of life-saving medicines. If these issues are not addressed, the AFL-CIO as the voice of organized working people in Iowa cannot support this agreement.

###

Pages