Daily Archives: August 27, 2013

Iowa African American Hall of Fame Inductees – Labor’s Jane Burleson selected

By DENNIS REESE Enlarge image Credit Robert and Talbot Trudeau / flickr George Washington Carver was inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame in 2005 Since 1995, the Iowa African American Hall of Fame (IAAHF) has been selecting the most influential … Continue reading

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Eastern Iowa United Way Challenge

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Iowa Juvenile Home cited for problems in drug program

DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Juvenile Home has been given 15 citations for violations in its substance-abuse treatment program, according to a new inspection. The violations from the July 29 search included a lack of oversight and failure to … Continue reading

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Today in Labor History August 27

August 27 Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each – 1934 President Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize all the nation’s railroads to prevent a general strike.  The railroads … Continue reading

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Join US in Davenport

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Fix the Debt Rally in Des Moines

On August 28th at 4:30 p.m., we’ll be paying a visit to the Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines branch of Bank of America to expose Bank of America’s failure to pay their fair share in taxes, and demand they stop corporate … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Why voters should renew tax levies:

Voters in many parts of Iowa will have the opportunity to cast ballots next month in favor of maintaining property-tax support for this state’s community colleges. It is a vote they should cast with confidence that the money is being … Continue reading

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Clients brace for changes at Rock Island unemployment office

There are big changes on the way for the Illinois Department of Employment Security Office in Rock Island. Clients will no longer be able to file for unemployment benefits in person as of September 2. Ironically, it’s Labor Day. It’s … Continue reading

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