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This Week in Labor History February 19 American Federation of Labor issues a charter to its new Railroad Employees Department – 1909 A few weeks after workers ask for a 25¢ hourly wage, the Philadelphia Rapid Transit (streetcar) Co. fires 173 union members “for the good of the service” and …
Open Enrollment Classes on Campus The Labor Center’s on-campus open-enrollment classes draw union members from across the region to the UI campus in Iowa City for intensive sessions focused on the workplace issues of today. Classes are taught by Labor Center staff, University of Iowa faculty and other invited guest …
Form a Union in your workplace Organizing a union in your workplace is about getting more rights and more power. Thousands of working people—all across the country and in all kinds of jobs—organize unions every year because unions are the best way to secure the things you care about.
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