Daily Archives: November 7, 2013

Where you can honor veterans this Veterans Day

Today ALBIA: Albia Veterans Day Assembly. Albia High School gymnasium, 503 B Ave. E. 12:50 p.m. Call 641-932-2161 ext. 149 or email richard.montgomery@albiacsd.com. JOHNSTON: Camp Dodge Veterans Day Chapel Service. Camp Dodge Chapel, 7105 N.W. 70th Ave., 8:30 a.m. Call … Continue reading

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3 Prymek brothers gain 50 year cards

At a union meeting, members address each other as “brother” and “sister.”  And there are also many related family members in a local union.  One of the great achievements any union member can complete is winning their 50 year card.  … Continue reading

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Over 50 Percent of Labor-Endorsed and WIN Candidates Win in Local Elections

   There were 43 Central Labor Council endorsed candidates in the November 5th City Elections in Iowa. Most of them were Working Iowa Neighbor (WIN) candidates, and 23 won their elections. There is a runoff in Cedar Rapids, where yet … Continue reading

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Administration Looks To Give Labor Unions Health Tax Relief

By Jay Hancock Enlarge image Credit Mark Wilson / Getty Images Union member Tom Stensberg holds a sign thanking Congress for the Affordable Care Act during a rally hosted by the AFL-CIO at the U.S. Capitol in May 2010. Weeks … Continue reading

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Braley warns about ‘torrent of secret money’

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley is taking steps to warn his supporters about “secret money” flooding into Iowa to pay for political attacks. In a memo emailed Wednesday, Sarah Benzing, the manager for Braley’s U.S. Senate campaign, says “the torrent … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Need for strategic immigration policy critical

The greatest threat to our national security and economic vitality is not the Affordable Care Act. It is immigration reform. Despite the urgent need for reform, elected representatives in Washington have engaged in another display of government dysfunction resulting in … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Those who cut food assistance harm families, slow farm bill

Iowans understand the importance of sound, long-term policy for rural America. We need a new farm bill that continues, yet reforms, our nation’s food, agriculture, conservation, energy and rural policies. The farm bill plays an especially important role in creating … Continue reading

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Labor History November 8

November 08 20,000 workers, black and white, stage general strike in New Orleans, demanding union recognition and hour and wage gains – 1892 President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces plans for the Civil Works Administration to create four million additional jobs … Continue reading

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