Monthly Archives: November 2013

An AFSCME Thanksgiving Thanks

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   This Thanksgiving, as we gather with our families to give thanks, we have much to be thankful for:   We are thankful for the love and support we draw from our families.   We are … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Not Shopping Thanksgiving Day!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

AFL-CIO Joins “Fast for Families” In Call for National Days of Fasting

  December 1-3: Act & Fast       WASHINGTON, DC – The AFL-CIO supports the activists participating in the “Fast for Families” in Washington, D.C. We join their call for events across the country December 1st to the 3rd. … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

The Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Stands In Solidarity with Walmart Workers

For a list of Walmart Black Friday protests visit: http://blackfridayprotests.org/ As hundreds/thousands of Walmart workers prepare for a busy Black Friday shopping season, the Iowa Federation of Labor applauds their courage and stands in solidarity with these brave workers and … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Another View: Obamacare is saving U.S. money

During the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, it’s been hard to defend the law, much less to call it “great.” But great it is — for the American economy and for the American people, rich ones included. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Labor History

November 27 Some 1,200 workers sit down at Midland Steel, forcing recognition of the United Auto Workers, Detroit – 1936 The pro-labor musical revue, “Pins & Needles,” opens on Broadway with a cast of Int’l Ladies Garment Workers Union members. … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Union Strength

Click here: Have you ever seen a clearer (or cuter!)… – NC State AFL-CIO | Facebook Please watch the above link, that explains unionism and solidarity!  We are stronger when we stand together! Mark V. Case WNC-CLC, AFL-CIO  

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Obamacare navigators set public-enrollment events in central Iowa for next week

Health-insurance “navigators” have scheduled a series of enrollment events next week to help central Iowans sign up for new policies. Visiting Nurse Services is one of three Iowa agencies hired by the federal government to provide navigators to help people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Obama Said

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The $54 dollar question

Today, we posted “The $54 Question” on our Iowa Policy Points blog. Find it here: http://iowapolicypoints.org/2013/11/25/the-54-question/   It’s a brief piece that exposes the fundamental policy holes in the political parlor trick that Iowa lawmakers used to pass the tax … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ex-Branstad aide predicts Branstad won’t propose pension reform ’til 2015

  November 22, 2013 = Radio Iowa    By O. Kay Henderson click her for more radio iowa articles   About one in 10 Iowans is either getting a taxpayer-funded pension or is in line to get one.   A woman … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Iowa JobWatch: Jobs Down; So Is Jobless Rate

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Nov. 22, 2013) — Iowa nonfarm jobs declined in October for the third straight month while the state’s jobless rate also fell, to 4.6 percent, matching its lowest point of the year. Iowa Workforce Development released two … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Iowa governor adjusts job creation claims

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad downsized recent claims of job creation in the state on Friday, citing new federal jobs data. Branstad — who during his 2010 campaign pledged to create 200,000 new jobs in five years — … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Another View: CEOs favor cuts to Grandma’s Social Security

  Written by Sarah Anderson THE AUTHOR: SARAH ANDERSON directs the global economy project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Her column is distributed by OtherWords.org. Contact: sarah@ips-dc.org. David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell, has more than $134 million in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Veterans under attack by some in Congress

They call them heroes, but they are being treated like trash. Congressmen Tom Latham and Steve King recently voted to cut food assistance to close to 17,000 veterans in Iowa. Latham and King voted against the continuation of an increase … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Labor History November 25-26

This Week in Labor History November 25 Some 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participate in a solidarity parade of unions comprising the Central Trades and Labor Assembly. The parade was so successful it was repeated the following two … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

STATEMENT ROUNDUP: Broad Spectrum of Voices Cheer Reid Rule Ending GOP’s Obstruction Spree of Qualified Judicial, Executive Nominees

  CWA: The Communications Workers of America commends Leader Reid for his leadership in ensuring that the President’s executive and judicial nominations get an up-or-down vote. Today’s Senate action restores an important principle of our democracy.  The Senate majority’s procedural … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Project Labor Agreement causes dissent among officials

Plans for the Johnson County secondary-roads replacement facility are nearing an end, but there is still discussion to be had on the subject. The planned facility will replace the secondary-roads building that was damaged in a fire earlier this year. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gov. Branstad Distorts Iowa Jobs Numbers By 14,200 in September and October

Gov. Branstad Distorts Iowa Jobs Numbers By 14,200 in September and October 22 Nov 2013 — 11:14 AM Bureau of Labor Statistics show 8,300 jobs lost; Branstad claims 5,900 jobs gained Documents updated and released today by Iowa Workforce Development … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Labor History

November 23   History’s first recorded (on papyrus) strike, by Egyptians working on public works projects for King Ramses III in the Valley of the Kings. They were protesting having gone 20 days without pay—portions of grain—and put down their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment