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Mary Westfall and Sen. O'Dell

Mary Westfall tells Bob O'Dell to vote against "Right to Work"

With the Rev. Jean O'Bresky looking on, Rev. Mary Westfall talks to Sen. Bob O'Dell about the state budget and anti-union legislation coming before the State Senate. 

Senate Budget Hearing

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Senate Finance Committee will take testimony on the state budget from 2 to 4 PM and again from 6 to 8 PM.  The hearing will be either in State House Room 103 or in Representatives Hall.

Invitation to Participate: Interfaith Voices for a Humane Budget

invitation to participate in the State House vigils sponsored by Interfaith Voices for a Humane Budget.

Defend the Dream Rally for Working People

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 5:30pm

On April 4,1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he was supporting sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life.

Today, that same demand is electrifying people across America. It's the demand of all people—black, white, Latino and Asian American: The right to join together for our common dreams.

Interfaith Worker Justice National Conference

Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 10:20pm - Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:20pm

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Join us in planning how to raise standards for workers amidst an economic crisis and celebrate 15 years of fighting for workers rights. IWJ’s 2011 National Conference at DePaul University in Chicago will bring together religious, community, labor and business leaders, faculty and students, low-wage workers, government professionals and members of the legal community to connect with one another and reclaim justice for working people.
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Rally to Save Iowa's Middle Class

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 5:00pm

 The Iowa House of Representatives is holding a public hearing on House Study Bill (HSB) 117 on Monday March 7, 2011. This bill is the Wisconsin-style attack on the public sector bargaining laws in Iowa. We need to have members, allies and concerned Iowans turn out to support public workers. 

Enough is enough. Governor Branstad and other lawmakers were elected to create good jobs that raise the bar for all workers, not attack Iowa’s working families with anti-worker legislation.

Labor Solidarity Rally

Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 12:00pm

Whatever you've got planned for Saturday afternoon, reschedule it.

Teachers, nurses, firefighters, students, police officers and others protesting in Wisconsin have occupied the Capitol building and streets of Madison for the past nine days.

On Saturday at noon, their protest is going national. In cities across the nation, including every state capital, we'll come together to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin.

Black Lung Kills

coal mine, worker rights,

Black Lung Kills

Fact Sheet on Right-to-Work FOR LESS

NH AFL-CIO fact sheet on "Right to Work"

Stop Right-to-Work FOR LESS

HB 474, relative to freedom of choice on whether to join a labor union, was approved in both House and Senate by wide margins, and was vetoed by Gov. Lynch.  This proposal is commonly named “Right To Work” and more accurately called “Right to Work for Less.”  It represents an attack on organized labor and does nothing to provide jobs. 

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