Western Iowa Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

 

Last year, in communities all across the country, millions of Americans mobilized and called for an economy that works for all of us.

More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data releas

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Western Iowa Labor Federation 2017 meeting schedule

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 PM, at the UFCW # 222  hall located at 3038 Lakeport in Sioux City.

Meeting dates are as follows:

January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.

 Northwest Chapter:

If an investor was searching for the country’s most explosively successful commodity, they might look to the ground for natural resources or to Wall Street for some new financial instrument. But, the most meteoric success story can be found virtually all around us—in the booming video game industry. Growing by double digits, U.S. video game sales reached $43 billion in 2018, about 3.6 times greater than the film industry’s record-breaking box office.

I understand why it would be insane to spend even a day without controllers, troops, Transportation Security Administration screeners, Coast Guard officers, FBI and Border Patrol agents and a laundry list of other truly essential workers employed by the federal government. What I don’t understand is why we tolerate a system that lets elected officials fail to do their one real job — funding the government — with no consequences for anyone in power.

Something funny happened on the way to the labor movement’s funeral.