Daily Archives: October 17, 2013

Local officials, residents made do during shutdown

Relief is on the way for Iowa Citians troubled by the partial federal government shutdown, but some warn it’s only temporary. Local program officials said they’d been making preparations in the event the federal government ran out of money after … Continue reading

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The spending and debt agreement, passed by both Houses of Congress and signed by President Obama, contains four elements in one piece of legislation:

 1.            Federal Government funding  through January 15, 2014 at                sequestration levels 2.            Debt limit extended until February 7, 2014 3.            House-Senate budget conference established to come up with long-                term spending plans by December 13, 2013; but … Continue reading

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Union endorses council candidate Marquardt

DES MOINES | The AFSCME Iowa Council 61 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) PEOPLE Committee has endorsed Matt Marquardt for City Council in Mason City. Marquardt is running against incumbent Janet Solberg in the Fourth Ward. READ … Continue reading

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AFSCME Endorses Szopinski for Ward 4 Council Seat

The AFSCME Iowa Council 61 PEOPLE Committee has endorsed Ames City Council Member Victoria Szopinski for her Ward 4 seat in the Nov. 5 election. “We are proud to endorse Victoria Szopinski for Ames City Council. She will continue to … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on GOP Shutdown and Debt Ceiling

October 17, 2013   Finally — after more than two weeks of government shutdown, with hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and billions of dollars in avoidable losses — Republican leaders have stood down.  While it is good … Continue reading

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Labor History October 17

Today’s Labor History A huge vat ruptures at a London brewery, setting off a domino effect of similar ruptures, and what was to become known as The London Beer Flood. Nearly 1.5 million liters of beer gushed into the streets … Continue reading

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The Senate-House agreement announced today contains four elements in one piece of legislation:

  1.       Federal Government funding  through January 15, 2014 at sequestration levels 2.       Debt limit extended until February 7, 2014 3.       House-Senate budget conference established to come up with long-term spending plans by December 13, 2014; but no automatic enforcement … Continue reading

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