Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

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Brandstad and AFSCME retirement

Terry Branstad’s Message to Public Employees: Beware of your pension June 24, 2013 Brothers and Sisters, In a press conference today, Governor Branstad was asked about his item-vetoes of funding for the Peace Officers Retirement System and Judicial Retirement Fund. … Continue reading

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Fort Madison Issues

AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 STATEMENT ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan released the following statement concerning recent developments at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison: “Yesterday, staff at … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History June 25

More than 8,000 people attend the dedication ceremony for The Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Chicago, honoring those framed and executed for the bombing at Haymarket Square on May 4, 1886 (1893); Fair Labor Standards Act passes Congress, banning child labor … Continue reading

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Firefighters lend hand to neighbor in need

Perhaps to her surprise, Ida Miles has been adopted at age 84. Miles, who is disabled, has lived at 1810 E. Walnut St. for 15 years. Her house is just down the street from Des Moines Fire Station No. 2 … Continue reading

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