Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Iowa State Association of Letter Carriers Announce Endorsement of Braley

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa State  Association of Letter Carriers have announced their endorsement of Bruce Braley for Senate, marking the second major postal union endorsement for Braley in three days. Braley announced last month that he had formed a … Continue reading

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Rally to Support the Future of Infrastructure April 4

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Immigration Agreement

Jackie Tortora It was announced over the weekend the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” came to an agreement in principle on a major aspect of creating a commonsense immigration process that benefits all workers. This agreement includes a new kind of worker visa … Continue reading

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Rebuilding American Manufacturing

By Congressman Bruce Braley When American manufacturing was at its peak, the middle class was growing and thriving. But in the last ten years, Iowa has lost nearly 50,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs to countries like China. That’s why Senator Tom … Continue reading

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Iowa governor concedes on health-insurance premiums

DES MOINES — Iowa’s Republican governor was dealt a blow this week in his plan to ask state employees to voluntarily contribute to their health care costs. Gov. Terry Branstad agreed to drop the voluntary premium option in exchange for … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History April 1

Many believe that Cincinnati on this day became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary. Others say no, it was Boston, back in 1678, exact date unknown (1853); United Mine Workers of America win 8-hour day … Continue reading

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