Daily Archives: February 17, 2014

The Register editorial: Repeal Iowa’s bar on voting rights of felons

Last week Eric Holder Jr., the attorney general of the United States, called for the repeal of laws barring convicted felons from exercising their right to vote. He is right to make the call, and a bill in the hopper … Continue reading

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Filing maintains Branstad ‘abused powers’

Supporters of the Iowa Juvenile Home told the state Supreme Court Friday that Gov. Terry Branstad “abused his executive powers” in closing the Toledo facility earlier this year. In court filings with the state’s highest court, supporters also said a … Continue reading

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Sowing Struggle Postponed

University of Iowa Labor Center‎Sowing Struggle: Social movements and the future of corn in Tlaxcala, Mexico – featuring Luz Rivera Martinez of the Consejo National Urbano Campesino UPDATE: Luz Rivera’s visit (originally scheduled for Feb. 18) has been POSTPONED due … Continue reading

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IBEW 145 Blood Drive

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  Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL- CIO Liked · 24 minutes ago “On Saturday February 8th, IBEW Local 145 held our 22nd annual Blood Drive. Our members and their families donated 44 units of blood.” Jon Pohl Membership Development … Continue reading

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Governor Branstad: Are you going to follow the law…or not?

Dear Governor Branstad,       Governor, when it comes to our local schools, you have a big decision to make.  Will you be a lawmaker or a lawbreaker?        You can’t be both.       As … Continue reading

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Bustos Breakfast Meeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters, All interested union members are invited to join Congresswoman Bustos for breakfast and conservation this upcoming Wednesday from 8am-9am at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall. RSVP is required.  Wednesday, February 19, 2013 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.   … Continue reading

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New from IFP: Research Credits More Costly

New today from the Iowa Fiscal Partnership is a fresh look at the Research Activities Credit, which IFP has examined for the past several years — and can examine thanks to an important measure of transparency offered by a law … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 17 Sixty-three sit-down strikers, demanding recognition of their union, are tear-gassed and driven from two Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. plants in Chicago. Two years later the U.S. Supreme Court declared sit-down strikes illegal. The tactic had been a major industrial … Continue reading

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