Daily Archives: December 6, 2013

TPP Meeting

On the eve of the Dec. 7 meeting of trade ministers of the twelve countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment negotiations, Cathy Feingold, International Department Director of the AFL-CIO, released the following statement: (Washington, DC) After … Continue reading

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Governor Branstad is lying to you — and you deserve better than that.

Over the last three years, Governor Branstad has engaged in a campaign of deception about job growth in Iowa. By only counting jobs gained – and not any that were lost – he falsely inflated the numbers to make his … Continue reading

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Bolkcom ridicules Branstad’s “pick your tax system” idea

December 5, 2013 By O. Kay Henderson A key Democrat in the legislature is less than enthusiastic about a “flat” income tax in Iowa. Republican Governor Terry Branstad says he and his staff “have toyed” with the idea and may call … Continue reading

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Protests seek increase in minimum wage

December 6, 2013 By Dar Danielson Members of a workers rights groups protested around the country Thursday, including some outside of fast food restaurants in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, in a call for an increase in the minimum wage. … Continue reading

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Innovative Polling & Insight into Grassroots Mobilization Reveals Scope of GOP’s Political Exposure on Immigration Reform

(Washington, DC) A telephonic press conference this afternoon revealed that the scope of the Republican peril on immigration reform can be quantified, and is larger than even the most fearful Republican strategists likely expected. The call also gave detailed insight … Continue reading

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ALEC Legislators Try To Hide In Plain Sight:

 “Are you state legislators?” Hand outstretched, Arlene Holt Baker approached the group of well-dressed men gathered in the atrium of the Grand Hyatt. The men’s smiles quickly vanished when Diallo Brooks asked them to sign a pledge that they would … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 07 Heywood Broun born in New York City. Journalist, columnist and co-founder, in 1933, of The Newspaper Guild – 1888 Steam boiler operators from 11 cities across the country meet in Chicago to form the National Union of Steam … Continue reading

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