Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

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AFL-CIO Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Push for Civil Rights and Jobs

Jackie Tortora As working families celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington this Aug. 28, which accelerated the nation’s own march toward social and economic justice, it’s important to note union members played a big role in spreading … Continue reading

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Nebraska Union Members Join Walk to Aid Energy Assistance Program

Hundreds of Omaha, Neb., area residents worked up a sweat last weekend to raise money for the Omaha-area Energy Assistance Program. Union members from Electrical Workers (IBEW) locals 1483 and 1521 and the American Federation of Musicians of the United States … Continue reading

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United Steelworkers Face Possible Caterpillar Strike in Wisconsin

By JAMES R. HAGERTY Caterpillar Inc., after prevailing in battles with unions in Illinois and Ontario last year, is preparing for the possibility of a strike at a mining-equipment plant in South Milwaukee, Wis. Read More

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New labor ad campaign targets Republicans on sequester

A coalition of labor groups is hitting congressional Republicans over the automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday in a series of new television ads that will air next week in several markets, including Washington. Read More

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Congressman Braley on Health Care

Health Care in Rural Iowa Many parts of rural America currently face a shortage of healthcare providers, even for basic healthcare services. As more Americans are insured thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there’s a growing need to ensure healthcare … Continue reading

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Harkin Statement on White House Sequestration Report

Report illustrates need to avert cuts; find balanced approach to budgeting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement on the White House report unveiled last night on the impact of a series of automatic cuts—called … Continue reading

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The Governor Stands Alone

Posted by Michael Hunt | February 27, 2013 Overwhelming Support for Medicaid Expansion, so why is Branstad dragging his feet? DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party has one thing to say to the Governor – where is your coalition … Continue reading

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