Daily Archives: January 29, 2013

City searches for solution to health care mandate

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) – Part-time employees who work for the city of Sioux City are starting to learn what will happen to them when the Affordable Health Care Act takes effect. By 2014, large employers, including municipalities, will have … Continue reading

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Va right-to-work measure dies on 20-20 Senate tie

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – On a party line vote, the Virginia Senate has killed a measure that would write the state’s longstanding right-to-work law into its constitution. Republican Sen. Dick Black’s resolution won the support of all 20 Republicans, but … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On President Obama’s Immigration Reform Speech

January 29, 2013 President Barack Obama was elected this fall with several mandates, but voters spoke with particular clarity on one issue: the need to support the aspiration of 11 million immigrants to become citizens. That’s why we applaud President … Continue reading

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A story worth watching

We don’t need big media outlets to tell our story—we have you. That’s why I’m so excited about this new message movers group. And now it’s time to spread a great story. We started this to fight back against the … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Foods employees turn down contract offer

FORT MADISON, Ia. (WGEM) -Workers at Pinnacle food in Fort Madison have turned down a tentative contract agreement – and now members of UFCW Local 617 say it’s back to the bargaining table.President Darin Boatman says union members met Sunday … Continue reading

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Sound budgeting doesn’t include blanket tax credit

This session of the Iowa Legislature offers a tremendous opportunity to move the state forward with a balanced approach — including responsible, fair tax reform and investments in critical needs that have gone unmet, in education at all levels, in … Continue reading

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Gunther W. Anderson shared ForAmerica‘s photo. I assume Debt is a rhinoceros because of the expression “the elephant in the room” and they just didn’t want to make Debt an elephant because that’s the animal familiar of the Republican party. … Continue reading

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VITA

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Give Blood

January 31:   Hawkeye Labor Council Blood Drive. IBEW Local 405 – IBEW Hall, 1211 Wiley Blvd SE. Thursday, January 31; 2 PM to 6 PM. For appointment contact Rick Moyle at rmoyle@hawkeyelabor.us.  Walk ins are welcome. Please Bring a photo … Continue reading

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