Daily Archives: April 22, 2014

Colfax-Mingo Schools Outsourcing Proposal Fails to Pass

Last night, the Colfax-Mingo School Board considered a plan to outsource custodial services at Colfax-Mingo Schools. The plan failed because no school board member would second the motion! AFSCME members worked hard to stop this outsourcing proposal: they attended multiple … Continue reading

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Of Monarchs, Wages and Schools

Of Monarchs, Wages and Schools It’s Earth Day, and We Need More Jobs and Better Budgets Today is Earth Day: IPP’s David Osterberg puts a good focus on it today in a column for the Cedar Rapids Gazette: http://thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/go-green-on-local-level-help-monarchs-20140422. Excerpt: When … Continue reading

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NEW POLL: Branstad Approval Rating Plummets After Scandals

  22 Apr 2014 — 02:46 PM   Governor Branstad’s approval rating has plummeted after a series of scandals in his administration, and Iowans do not believe the Governor is being honest about his knowledge of those scandals, according to … Continue reading

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Labor History

  April 23 The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is founded through a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada (TLC) and the Canadian Congress of Labour (CCL), the two major union congresses in Canada at the time. The … Continue reading

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