Daily Archives: December 17, 2013

Victory! State Education Bargaining Unit Votes for AFSCME!

By a vote of 233 to 103, employees in the State of Iowa’s education bargaining unit voted to be represented by AFSCME Iowa Council 61. The results of the mail ballot election were announced by the Iowa Public Employment Relations … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Latham won’t seek re-election in 2014

In a surprise announcement this afternoon, Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Latham said he will step down from Congress after his term ends. “I will not be a candidate for any office in November of 2014,” Latham, 65, wrote in an … Continue reading

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Democrat Tyler Olson confirms he’s dropping out of Iowa governor’s race

By Jennifer Jacobs and Jason Noble Democrat Tyler Olson announced today that he’s dropping out of the Iowa governor’s race because of disruptions to his family caused by a pending divorce – which leaves Jack Hatch as the top Democratic candidate, … Continue reading

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View from QCA: Our commitment to elderly is priority No. 1

On Nov. 23, The Dispatch-Argus editorial staff opined about the Nov. 19 vote to forgo exploring the private lease option for Hope Creek Care Center. In that editorial, the staff chided those in attendance for applauding their elected officials, but … Continue reading

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Support Our Vets

By Jan Laue, President Iowa ARA We are eternally grateful to our veterans every day of the year, but on Veterans Day, in particular, we recognize and thank the veterans in our communities who gave their all in service and … Continue reading

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Elections have consequences.

By Ken Sagar, President IFL From the school board elections in September to the most recent special election on November 19, we have had a lot of elections this fall.  Local elections matter.  Many of the issues that impact you … Continue reading

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AFSCME Honors Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

  December 12, 2013   Participating in a wreath-laying ceremony on Dec. 12 were (right to left) AFSCME IVPs Danny Homan, Danny Donohue and Ken Deitz, RN, and AFSCME Financial Services Dir. Charles Jurgonis (Photo by Khalid Naji-Allah)   Four … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 17 Int’l Union of Aluminum, Brick & Glass Workers merges with United Steelworkers of America – 1996 New York City’s Majestic Theater becomes first in the U.S. to employ women ushers — 1902 December 18 General Motors announces it … Continue reading

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