Daily Archives: November 8, 2013

“Veterans Speak out about Benefit Cuts” press conference and rally

  Des Moines/Ankeny, Iowa. – The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans along with several other groups will hold a press conference and rally, Wednesday, November 13 to highlight the cuts Veterans would experience with the Chained CPI. As a member … Continue reading

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ESCAPE IN SIOUX CITY ANOTHER SYMPTOM OF BRANSTAD AND BALDWIN’S DANGEROUS CORRECTIONS POLICIES

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan released the following statement regarding the escape of David Leroy Kreider from a Sioux City work-release facility on Thursday, November 7th: “Mr. Kreider’s escape is yet another sign that Governor … Continue reading

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Dear Editor,

Bill Knapp is likely deserving of a rose from the Register’s editorial staff because of his generosity over the years (Roses and Thistles, Register, November 3, 2013).  However, if generosity is the standard, there are a host of additional Iowans … Continue reading

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Latinos raise their voices

Iowa Latinos are starting to flex their muscles in politics, and it’s not just immigration reform they’re after. “We continue to slip into poverty,” said Joe Enriquez Henry, state director for the League of United Latin American Citizens, referring to … Continue reading

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Fred Veigel stepping down as longest-serving labor council president in AFL-CIO history

After more than four decades as one of the biggest faces of organized labor in Washtenaw County, Fred Veigel is hanging up his hat. Veigel told The Ann Arbor News on Thursday he plans to step down as president of … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 09 Twenty people, including at least nine firefighters, are killed in Boston’s worst fire. It consumed 65 downtown acres and 776 buildings over 12 hours – 1872 Committee for Industrial Organization founded by eight unions affiliated with the American … Continue reading

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FROM RACISM TO INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: THE JOURNEY OF UAW LOCAL 879, 1980 – 1995

      Historians of the U.S. working class and the labor movement are paying more attention to the ways that workers have understood themselves and acted – and acted and understood themselves – within a transnational framework.  We see how workers’ … Continue reading

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