Daily Archives: January 21, 2014

SOS: Save OUR South Slope Communications Co-op! – New Location

Due to inclement weather, the location for Thursday’s rally and press conference has been changed to the North Liberty Community Center located at 520 West Cherry Street, North Liberty.  Please forward this email to your contact list. SOS: Save OUR … Continue reading

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Iowa Lawmakers: no dues have been paid to alec

  Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) said today the Iowa Legislature has not paid dues to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since 2011.  The letter is the second sent by Rep. Smith after … Continue reading

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Stand Up to ALEC: National Day of Action – January 21, 2014

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  ALEC has been described as a “crypto-lobbying outfit,” a “corporate dating service,” and “the most influential corporate funded political force most Americans have never heard of.”   From Stand Your Ground to ‘Right to Work’, ALEC has been on … Continue reading

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“Why your Job has been sent overseas”

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20 years of outsourcing and why the Trans Pacific Partnership will only make it worse   Good paying manufacturing, customer Service, and high-tech, jobs are rapidly leaving the United States. 20 years ago NAFTA started this global race to the … Continue reading

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A Union For Home Health Aides Brings New Questions To Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in an Illinois case that could drive a stake through the heart of public employee unions. At issue are two questions: whether states may recognize a union to represent health care workers who … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 22 Indian field hands at San Juan Capistrano mission refused to work, engaging in what was probably the first farm worker strike in California – 1826 Birth of Terence V. Powderly, leader of the Knights of Labor – 1849 … Continue reading

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