Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

Bridgestone/Firestone union holds rally as potential strike looms (with video)

Union members for Des Moines’ Bridgestone/Firestone tire plant are gathering for a rally now as efforts to renegotiate their current contracts face a deadline tonight at midnight. “We want to let (negotiators) know that we are right behind them,” United … Continue reading

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Lobbyist aims to restore confidence in Social Security

DAVENPORT — Social Security has been dominated by partisan commentators for too long, an advocate told people on Thursday night. Alex Larson, described as an “evangelist for Social Security,” said the program largely is supported by Democrats, Republicans and independents … Continue reading

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Senate immigration bill gains support of most Q-C senators

The U.S. Senate’s passage of an immigration reform bill Thursday sends the debate to the U.S. House of Representatives, where the legislation’s future is far less certain and where lawmakers representing the Quad-Cities will play a less consequential role. Still, local backers … Continue reading

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Weekend Labor History

  July 26: In Chicago, 30 workers are killed by federal troops, more than 100 wounded at the “Battle of the Viaduct” during the Great Railroad Strike (1877); Battle of Mucklow, W.Va., in coal strike. An estimated 100,000 shots were … Continue reading

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