Daily Archives: April 4, 2014

Former administrative law judge sues Iowa Workforce Development director

A former chief administrative law judge is filing a lawsuit against the director of Iowa Workforce Development, saying he lost his job in retaliation for whistleblowing.  During a meeting with reporters, Joe Walsh said IWD Director Theresa Wahlert pressured the … Continue reading

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ARA Report

Paul Ryan’s April Fools’ Day Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released another Republican budget proposal – this one for the 2015 fiscal year – that would slash programs that benefit seniors in order … Continue reading

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On Immigration, Rep. Steve King is Still the King of the House

  As Some House Members Try to Move Something Tiny on Immigration Reform, Steve King and the “Hell No” Caucus Rear Up to Stop Them; Will House Leadership Stand Up to King and His Cohort of Extremists, or Say Adios … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Quick Take on March Jobs Report

  Below is a quick take on today’s jobs report from AFL-CIO Policy Director Damon Silvers who is available for interviews. Please direct any requests to 202-637-5018 or JGoldstein@aflcio.org   “Today’s jobs numbers show that our economy continues to recover, … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 05 Columnist Victor Riesel, a crusader against mob infiltration of unions, was blinded in New York City when an assailant threw sulfuric acid in his face. He was also an FBI informer for decades, a proponent of the McCarthy … Continue reading

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