Daily Archives: November 18, 2013

GO VOTE – November 19 for Mark Davitt

There is a special Election for Senate District 13 – Today November 19 What are your voting plans? Go before work? On your lunch? After work? It doesn’t matter when you vote, as long as you do VOTE! Mark Davitt is … Continue reading

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Navigators’ will help Iowans enroll in insurance programs

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa will host enrollment events this week to provide assistance to individuals enrolling in the new health insurance marketplace. VNS of Iowa is one of three organizations in Iowa to receive a federal grant to connect … Continue reading

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Call Grassley to stop the Sequestration

Have you ever seen a movie, thought it was awful, and then been horrified to learn there was actually going to be a sequel? That’s how I feel about yet another looming fight over our country’s budget. “The Budget Battle: … Continue reading

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Letter to Editor in QCOnline

The relationship between government and corporate America is interesting. Politicians provide corporations with public money in the form of tax abatements and economic development dollars like TIFs that rob the school, police and fire and public works of desperately needed … Continue reading

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Records on Iowa union workers’ firings stay secret

Published Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 3:22 am Records on Iowa union workers’ firings stay secret More Sharing ServicesShare Share on twitter Share on email IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa’s practice of keeping secret some … Continue reading

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Wind plant workers air safety concerns

Workers at a wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Newton are seeking to join a union citing concerns over safety and workplace conditions. Employees at the TPI Composites plant will vote in December on whether they should become members of … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 19 Joe Hill, labor leader and songwriter, executed in Utah on what many believe was a framed charge of murder. Before he died he declared: “Don’t waste any time mourning. Organize.” – 1915 (The Man Who Never Died: The … Continue reading

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