Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

State Auditor raises more doubts about Iowa Secretary of State’s use of taxpayer dollars

                                        Auditor calls on Secretary of State to develop plan to repay funds          DES MOINES – Findings from an investigation by Iowa’s State Auditor raises new doubts about Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s use … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Progressive History

Iowa has always been at the forefront of civil rights issues. And although Iowa is located in the heart of middle America, it has always been more progressive than most of the states in the Union. Here are some examples: … Continue reading

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Have you seen the headlines lately? The dialogue has shifted – in our favor!

  The upcoming budget deal for 2014 and 2015 excludes cuts to Social Security and Medicare and our friends in Congress are making huge strides in forwarding an agenda to EXPAND Social Security benefits to help deal with our retirement … Continue reading

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Iowa senators divided on congressional budget deal

DES MOINES, Iowa —On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted 64-36 to approve a two-year budget deal. The deal will scale back spending cuts across the board, ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system. The deal also reduces the … Continue reading

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Warm Holiday Wishes from all of us at the Labor Center!

It’s been a joy and honor to work with our sisters and brothers in Iowa unions (and beyond) throughout the year.  We hope the end of 2013 finds you and your members well, and we look forward to seeing many … Continue reading

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Schweitzer, to Iowa liberals: “No more war for oil.” (AUDIO)

A Democrat who says he’s considering a run for the White House railed against America’s “longest war” and highlighted his eight-year record as a western state governor during a speech in Iowa tonight. Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer mentioned working … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 20 Delegates to the AFL convention in Salt Lake City endorse a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote – 1899 The first group of 15 Filipino plantation workers recruited by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association arrive … Continue reading

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