Daily Archives: January 14, 2014

AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 URGES DES MOINES AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD TO PUT SAFETY FIRST

  DES MOINES – Today, the Des Moines Airport Authority Board delayed making a decision on a contract with Pro-Tec Fire Services for firefighting services at Des Moines International Airport.   Currently, the Iowa Air National Guard provides firefighting and … Continue reading

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Iowa Republican lawmakers who voted for the last minimum wage increase

by: desmoinesdem Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 08:23:28 AM CST Iowa Senate President Pam Jochum and House Minority Leader Mark Smith both called for raising Iowa’s minimum wage in their opening remarks to fellow legislators yesterday. Increasing the minimum wage … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Low incomes are a bigger threat

The Des Moines Register reported recently that the “minimum-wage hike faces strong opposition in Iowa.” The article included comments from Court Avenue Brewing Co.’s Scott Carlson. Scott is a friend of mine and my business, Raygun. My wife and I … Continue reading

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Operating Engineers Re-Affiliate with Building Trades

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers welcomes the decision by the International Union of Operating Engineers to formally re-affiliate with the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. “This is good news for all union construction workers,” said International President Edwin … Continue reading

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South Slope workers are part of our community

There’s trouble brewing in North Liberty that concerns all of us who worry about growing inequality or care about family-supporting jobs and ethical business practices in our community. North Liberty-based South Slope Cooperative Communications has turned a corner. A local, … Continue reading

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Harkin Joins Congressman Miller, CEA Chair Furman to Call on Congress to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At an event held today at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) joined Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Jason Furman, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, to call on Congress to pass legislation … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 15 Wobbly Ralph Chaplin, in Chicago for a demonstration against hunger, completes the writing of the labor anthem “Solidarity Forever” on this date in 1915. He’d begun writing it in 1914 during a miners’ strike in Huntington, W. Va. … Continue reading

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Save Our Post Office.

  Please sign and share our petition Save Our Post Office.  The link to the petition follows: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-our-post-office?mailing_id=18363&source=s.icn.em.cr&r_by=1665302 Follow us on facebook at: SAVE OUR POST OFFICE Remember to send us a greeting card, letter or postcard and we will … Continue reading

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