Daily Archives: April 4, 2013

Iowa Auditor David Vaudt today announced his resignation.

  Vaudt, a 59-year-old Republican, is taking a job as the next chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. His last day as auditor is May 3. “This was a very difficult decision to make,” he said at a press … Continue reading

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Join us for a Labor Roundtable with Congressman Loebsack Hosted by the Des Moines Henry County Federation of Labor

  Saturday, April 6, 11 am – NOON 16452 Hwy 34, West Burlington (Machinists Hall) All local union leaders and members are invited to join in a Labor Roundtable with Congressman Dave Loebsack this Saturday, April 6th at 11am. We will discuss issues … Continue reading

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Branstad lawsuit bill tops $370,000

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An outside law firm hired to defend Gov. Terry Branstad against a discrimination lawsuit has been paid $370,559 in state taxpayer money, with no end in sight for the case, according to records obtained by … Continue reading

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Today in Labor History April 4

Today’s Labor History The first issue of The Labor Review, a “weekly magazine for organized workers,” was published in Minneapolis. Edna George, a cigar packer in Minneapolis, won $10 in gold for suggesting the name “Labor Review.” The Labor Review … Continue reading

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Iowa Teamsters Endorse Braley For U.S. Senate

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Rep. Bruce Braley a Proven Champion of Working Families Today, Teamsters Local Unions in Iowa unanimously endorsed Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) for United States Senate. With more than 10,000 members … Continue reading

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