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Worker rights on the (picket) line

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 (was originally scheduled for November 1)
12:00 PM

This week's guest: Charlie Wishman, President, Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

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Workers at John Deere facilities in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas went on strike beginning October 14, impacting thousands of Iowa workers in Ankeny, Davenport, Dubuque, Ottumwa, the Quad Cities, and Waterloo. What are their grievances and demands? What happens during a strike, including the hit on a worker’s income and benefits? What’s the history behind strikes and fighting for worker rights in Iowa and across the nation? And how can those who believe in worker rights support the workers striking for their rights at John Deere?

Join us for What’s Happening as Connie Ryan talks with Charlie Wishman from the Iowa Federation of Labor about the John Deere strike, the demands of workers, and the importance of fighting for all worker rights in today’s political climate.

What’s Happening. is an online, weekly forum tackling hot topics and current events impacting everyday Iowans. Join Connie Ryan, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, each Monday (except during the legislative session) at noon on Facebook as she talks with a guest speaker or thought leader. During the conversation, viewers can post questions for Connie to ask the day’s guest.