Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

This Week: The time Senate Republicans were actually candid about how they vote politics over convictions.

By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO This week, longtime UAW member and State Senator Tom Courtney returned to the Senate chamber after being absent due to a major surgery.  We wish him well, and we’re excited that … Continue reading

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Effects of the Sequestration on Dubuque

March 21: Effects of the Sequestration on Dubuque. Town Clock Center, 680 Main st. Dubuque. Room 106A. Speakers Dr. Wendy Mihm-Herold, Northeast Iowa Community College; Tom Stovall, Operation New View; Lynn Sutton, Dubuque City Council Member, and Bruce Clark, President … Continue reading

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March 21: Cedar Rapids: “Who Pays Iowa Taxes?” – Public discussion forum

Thursday, March 21, 6:00-7:30 pm, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids (IBEW 405 Hall) Learn how your income tax return fits into the overall picture of state and local taxes paid by individuals and businesses in various income brackets, and review current … Continue reading

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The Newsmaker Memo: an Interview With AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, recently spoke with The National Memo about the sequester’s automatic budget cuts, the danger of cuts to Social Security, the Keystone XL pipeline, immigration reform, President Obama and how to defend labor in an … Continue reading

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Steelworkers Ratify Contracts with Titan International

PITTSBURGH – The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that workers at three Titan International, Inc. tire plants ratified new contracts this week. The members of USW Local 164 in Des Moines, Iowa; USW Local 745 in Freeport, Ill.; and USW … Continue reading

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Harkin Statement on Ongoing Republican Attacks on the National Labor Relations Board

  WASHINGTON–Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee,  issued the following statement in response to the House Education and Workforce Committee’s passage of a bill to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from conducting … Continue reading

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