Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

State of the Union 2013: Shared Priorities for President Obama and Working People

Working families are happy to hear that President Obama’s first State of the Union Address of his second term will focus on jobs and the economy. This year’s address comes after an election in which America’s families made a clear … Continue reading

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President Obama Must Speak the Word Union Loudly

President Obama demonstrated his gutsiness in recent months by speaking so many words that craven politicians contend cannot be spoken. These are hot-button words like same sex-marriage, immigration reform, gun control and climate change. Fighting words. The president even specifically … Continue reading

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Labor unions raise prosperity for all

As President Obama said in his inaugural address, America “cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.” Not even the very wealthy can continue to succeed without a broader-based prosperity. That’s because 70 … Continue reading

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Who pays in Iowa? Working Iowans still carry the freight

Iowa lawmakers are picking a good time to get serious about tax cuts. Tax revenue from all sources climbed 8 percent in 2012 over 2011. January 2013 revenue is up even more. The Iowa Legislative Services Agency’s 2012 review credits … Continue reading

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Iowa Legislature: Morning Briefing, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Iowa Legislature: Morning Briefing, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

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We have just started week five of the Legislative session and we have only passed one bill!

By Representive Bruce Hunter Five weeks ago we were told by Speaker Paulson and Majority Leader Upmeyer that we would be focusing on budget items and a series of “must-do” bills that would have bipartisan support.  We were told that … Continue reading

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John L Lewis Birthday

Union Review Today in labor history, February 12, 1880: Labor leader John L. Lewis is born in Cleveland, Iowa, to Welsh immigrant parents. Lewis began working as a miner when he was a teenager, worked as a mine workers’ organizer … Continue reading

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