Daily Archives: October 16, 2013

Unions are working families just like you

Dear Editor, Corporate elitists and their puppet the Republican party, seem to regularly blame and attack labor unions for every social and economic problem we face. This tactic is meant to divide, conquer, and destroy a united working class. They … Continue reading

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Union demands Hope Creek stays public

  Union leaders are pleading with Rock Island County to keep Hope Creek Care Center a public nursing home. “Don’t be the generation that gave up on the elderly,” Quad-City Federation of Labor president Dino Leone said at Tuesday’s county board … Continue reading

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The next, next Citizens United

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case many — including my GovBeat colleague Niraj — have dubbed the next Citizens United. McCutcheon challenges the government-set aggregate limits on how much … Continue reading

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SHOWDOWN. SHUTDOWN. SHAKEDOWN.

 Government’s closed, everybody! Go home. Except Congress, that is, whose members are still getting paid, classified as “essential workers.” Although right now, neither one of those words seems very apt or ept. Unapt and inept is more like it. Inapt? … Continue reading

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Lee County ACA class

Buddy Howard 10:25am Oct 16 Affordable Health Care Going Forward If you are attending this class we would like to know by Thursday if possible so we can provide adequate lunches,seating and materials. The class is Saturday, October 19th. From … Continue reading

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We need door knockers for HD33

2000 walker St Suite A. Des Moines. Thursday October  17 9:00 am-6:30 pm Friday October 18 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday October  19 9:00 am-1:00 pm Sunday October 20 Noon-4:00 pm Monday October  21 9:00 am-6:30 pm Tuesday October  22 9:00 … Continue reading

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Activists rally in Des Moines, pray for political leaders, seek debt ceiling hike

About 50 liberal activists rallied Tuesday in Des Moines, warning a failure by Congress to raise the federal debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown could hurtle the nation’s economy into another deep recession. The event was held at … Continue reading

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Save Hope Creek Care Center in the Quad City Area

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Labor History October 16

    Today’s Labor History   Queen Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, is beheaded during the French Revolution.   When alerted that the peasants were suffering due to widespread bread shortages, lore has it that she replied, “Let them … Continue reading

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RATING WATCH NEGATIVE — US Credit Rating at Risk Due to Inaction by Congressmen Latham, King

  Bringing US to the brink of default, Congressional Republicans created ‘rating watch negative’ from Fitch Ratings Des Moines, Iowa — Fitch Ratings today placed the United States AAA rating on ‘Rating Watch Negative’ – citing political ‘brinkmanship’ as well … Continue reading

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