Daily Archives: October 24, 2013

GE Keep your promise and keep plant open in West Burlington

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October 23, 2013 – Burlington – More than 60 people gathered at the Memorial Auditorium in on Wednesday night to talk about the future of the GE plant in West Burlington. The event was co-sponsored by Iowa Citizens for Community … Continue reading

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Labor History October 25-27

October 25 What many believe to be the first formal training on first aid in American history took place at the Windsor Hotel in Jermyn, Penn., when Dr. Matthew J. Shields instructed 25 coal miners on ways to help their … Continue reading

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Sign the Petition to Save the Postal Service

  As of today we have well over 190,000 signers on all of our petitions. Many of those support the battle to help keep the U.S. Postal Service in its strongest form possible. We received a request from John L. … Continue reading

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GE Employees Not Backing Down

General Electric employees and supporters had one message tonight for the company, and that was to “KEEP YOUR PROMISE”.   Three years ago, GE threatened to close down the West Burlington manufacturing plant if workers didn’t agree to nearly $8-million … Continue reading

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Where was the middle class?

Zero. Zilch. Nada. That’s how many times the 6 Republican candidates mentioned the middle class during last night’s US Senate primary debate (sponsored by the Koch Brothers’ funded group Americans for Prosperity). How can they fight for middle class Iowans … Continue reading

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