Daily Archives: October 15, 2013

Tell Latham to stop playing games

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/rep-latham-stop-playing?source=c.url&r_by=8792665

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AFL-CIO, Chamber and United Way Urge Congress, President to End the Shutdown Now

Signaling how wide a swath of America the federal government shutdown is affecting, the AFL-CIO, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the United Way sent a joint letter today to Congress and President Barack Obama urging them to end the shutdown … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(10/09/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year’s event marks a major shift because more women soon will be able to access the health care they need. One of the big changes under … Continue reading

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Judge rules in favor of UNI professors’ union after 2012 cuts

A year and a half after University of Northern Iowa leadership announced controversial cuts to address budget shortfalls, the university’s professors’ union is celebrating a victory of sorts. United Faculty announced Tuesday that a Polk County District Court judge has … Continue reading

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Hawkeye Labor Council makes donation to assist with local Honor Flight project

We would like to thank the members of the Hawkeye Labor Council for their tremendous support of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. They held a golf outing in August, and $4,300 was given to support our continuing mission of making … Continue reading

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Quad City Rally on Debt Ceiling

http://wqad.com/2013/10/14/quad-citians-call-on-congress-to-raise-debt-ceiling/ http://www.whbf.com/story/23690189/quad-city-union-leaders-urge-congress-to-raise-debt-ceiling http://www.kwqc.com/story/23690195/community-meeting-calls-for-action-in-congress Newspapers http://qctimes.com/news/local/rally-urges-end-to-debt-ceiling-crisis-shutdown/article_40063a1a-db1b-566c-af6b-8fcf6ce946c0.html

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Cal Woods videos from the campaign

http://youtu.be/LkiuLKbIlY0 http://youtu.be/0l4Gtkg3NIk http://youtu.be/187VWSuYURU http://youtu.be/C-fG8mUfm9E

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Quad Citians call on Congress to take action

Some concerned Quad Citians will rally together Monday, calling on congress to take action, and raise the debt ceiling. The Quad City Federation of Labor is heading up the charge. They say sequestration and the government shutdown is devastating Quad … Continue reading

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Middle-Class Decline Mirrors The Fall Of Unions In One Chart

This week the Census Bureau reported the latest depressing decline in middle-class incomes during the so-called economic recovery. But it may have missed an important factor in this story. A report on Wednesday from the left-leaning think tank Center For American Progress … Continue reading

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A Focus on Building For Iowa City’s Construction Career/Job Expo

IOWA CITY, Iowa – For anyone who drives around Iowa City, just look up. Cranes pierce the October sky. “If you look at the skyline of Iowa City, we have six or seven tower or cranes up already,” said Bill … Continue reading

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More Than 80 Protest in Iowa City Over $7.25 Minimum Wage

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Workers clad in red shirts wielded colorful signs marched on the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall, as the group of 80 chanted over and over, “Can’t survive on $7. 25.” Local workers and supporters demanded stronger enforcement … Continue reading

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Union criticizes Iowa layoffs due to shutdown

Iowa union officials said Wednesday that the federal government shutdown has forced layoffs that impact worker safety in the state. Iowa Federation of Labor President Ken Sagar said in a news release that there will soon be just three Occupational … Continue reading

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