Daily Archives: May 29, 2013

IUPAT Endorses Braley

DES MOINES, IA – Delegates of District Council 81 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, voted  to endorse Bruce Braley for U.S. Senate. District Council 81 represents approximately 2600 members who are public employees as well as … Continue reading

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Iowa senator, who left politics after arrest, pledges a comeback

Tony Bisignano, who was a Democratic power broker in the Iowa Legislature in the 1990s until scandal disrupted his political career, hopes to make a comeback. In an emotional speech this morning, Bisignano, 61, of Des Moines, told a meeting … Continue reading

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Out-of-State Special Interest Group Students First Hires New Director to “Increase Presence” in Iowa

Students First has track record of supporting ALEC-Backed Education Proposals, Providing Financial Backing for Conservative Candidates, Involvement in Cheating and Anti-Gay Controversies   DES MOINES – Late last week, Students First announced hiring Patty Link, a former Des Moines School … Continue reading

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Memorial for Fallen Co-Worker

By Gunther Anderson             I never met Brian Stice. It almost feels like revealing a shameful secret, putting that into words, because it seems as though everyone around me knew and loved Brian whereas I never even heard him speak. … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Dangers of Selling the Tribune Newspapers to the Koch Brothers

  May 29, 2013   Today, communities across the country are rallying outside of newspapers owned by the Tribune Company to support journalistic integrity and an unbiased news media.  These communities are calling on the Tribune Company to not sell … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History May 29

Animators working for Walt Disney begin what was to become a successful 5-week strike for recognition of their union, the Screen Cartoonists’ Guild. The animated feature Dumbo was being created at the time and, according to Wikipedia, a number of … Continue reading

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Iowa Gov. Branstad leaves for third out-of-state vacation in eight months

Gov. Terry Branstad departed Tuesday on his third out-of-state vacation in the past eight months. This time he is traveling with his family for a post-legislative session trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., and San Francisco. “The governor works 6 to … Continue reading

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