Daily Archives: August 1, 2013

Iowa House Democratic leader to step down, join Attorney General’s Office

Iowa state Rep. Kevin McCarthy will resign his post as the top ranking Democrat in the House to take a job with the state Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Tom Miller’s office announced the hire in a statement this afternoon. … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on President Obama’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

August 1, 2013   The AFL-CIO welcomes the Executive Order issued by President Obama today to address chemical hazards that threaten our nation’s workers and communities. This directive brings leadership and direction that is urgently needed to improve chemical safety … Continue reading

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Firestone deal would bring workers first raise since ’02

Workers at the Firestone tire factory in Des Moines will vote next week on a tentative agreement reached between their union and Firestone’s parent company, Bridgestone. The new four-year deal brings with it a raise of 50 cents an hour, … Continue reading

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