Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

Progress Iowa, Iowans Ask Steve King To Reject Heritage Foundation Immigration Report

Representatives of Progress Iowa and Interfaith Alliance Iowa and Ames residents brought a petition with more than 1,000 signatures to U.S. Rep. Steve King’s Ames office Wednesday asking him to stop using a Heritage Foundation report on immigration, according to … Continue reading

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Steve King Furious With “Illegal Aliens” That “Invaded” His Office

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a conservative firebrand, isn’t down with his party’s “rebranding” efforts. He made that clear again on Thursday, amid a Capitol Hill showdown over immigration… in his own office. King, a long-time immigration hardliner, last week sponsored … Continue reading

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Quad City Federation of Labor Hosts Coalition Summit

By: Joshua Schipp Rock Island, IL— On Thursday, June 6th something very important and rather historic took place in the Quad Cities. A group of forty-seven individuals representing forty different organizations came together for a two hour Community Coalition Summit. … Continue reading

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Iowa City school district reaches tentative deals with unions

The Iowa City school district has reached tentative contract agreements with several employee unions representing nearly all of its employees, including teachers. The district’s approximately 900 teachers would receive a 4.5 percent total package increase each of the next two … Continue reading

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Court: Iowa can demand disclosure, bar corporate $

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld an Iowa law requiring outside groups to promptly disclose details about their spending to support or oppose political candidates, but struck down other reporting requirements as overly burdensome. Ruling … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk – Building the movement

Please join in an important conversation about the future for America’s working men and women and the future of the labor movement. We’re all in this together. ADD YOUR VOICE.

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Department of Labor sues Kentucky businessman alleging misuse of Fairfield company’s pension

DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday it sued a Kentucky businessman claiming he and others took $4.9 million from the pension plans of a Fairfield foundry’s union workers and a related Michigan company to use … Continue reading

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Farm Bill hurts food stamp program

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Farm Bill passed by the Senate this week cuts spending by about $24 billion over 10 years, with most of the reduction targeting conservation programs, farm subsidies and the food stamp program. The bill now … Continue reading

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The History Of Flag Day

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, … Continue reading

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An At Will Employment State

I am sure most people have heard about the firing of a Fort Dodge Dental Assistant for her being too attractive. Many of you may say, “Hey they can’t do that! “ Well, yes they can and they did. Justice … Continue reading

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Weekend Labor History June 14

The first commercial computer, UNIVAC I, is installed at the U.S. Census Bureau (1951). June 15 The Metal Trades Department of what is now the AFL-CIO is founded (1908); The Congress of Industrial Organizations expels the Fur and Leather Workers … Continue reading

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