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Out Front at Outback: Worker Center Partnership in Action in Iowa

Photo by Matthew Glasson

Earlier this month, 80 people crowded into the entrance of an Outback Steakhouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and asked to see the manager. Instead of a table reservation, they were there to demand $2,300 in unpaid wages that Kossiwa Agbenowossi, a mother of five children, says she is owed by the restaurant’s cleaning contractor for overnight work she had performed cleaning the restaurant. 

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Kettle with Mettle: Union Members Fashion Super-Sized Salvation Army Kettle for the Holidays

Photo courtesy of Jay Larson

Check out the AFL-CIO's new In Our Communities website feature, "Union Members Fashion Super-Sized Salvation Army Kettle for the Holidays."

Around the holidays, grocery store shoppers expect to see a cheerful person in a Santa hat and red apron, ringing a bell and collecting donations in the iconic Salvation Army red kettle.

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Iowa City Union Members Back American Crystal Sugar Products Boycott

On a recent evening, members of unions from the Iowa City Federation of Labor and other activists urged customers at the Target store in Coral Ridge Mall to boycott American Crystal Sugar products and support the workers who have been locked out since Aug. 1, 2011. See more in this video.

 

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