Daily Archives: November 22, 2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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