Daily Archives: April 23, 2014

Matt Schultz aide kept $126,000 salary after job was cut

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, who is running for Congress as a budget-cutting conservative, allowed his top aide to keep collecting a $126,000 annual salary for months after deciding to eliminate his job, The … Continue reading

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Branstad accused of sweeping allegations against former Vet’s Home chief “under the rug”

There’s still an open investigation of allegations the former commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home mistreated residents of the home, plus new questions are being raised about a previous investigation of allegations the home’s manager sexually harassed and threatened employees. … Continue reading

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Raise the Wage May Day March and Cash Bomb Thursday May 1st

Americans for Democratic Action in partnership with the Raise the Wage Iowa Coalition 5-5:30 Cash Bomb at Popcorn Heaven 403 Franklin St Franklin St. Show your support for a brand new local small business who despite just opening is paying … Continue reading

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Workers Memorial Day Events Around Iowa

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Workers Memorial Day 2014 Events All Around Iowa Working  families, faith leaders, and local officials will gather around Iowa, Friday through Monday, for a vigil to commemorate those who have perished or suffered injuries or illness on the job and … Continue reading

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Testimony alleging sexual harassment by Iowa official released

The identity and testimony of a former Iowa government employee who alleged she was sexually harassed by her boss has been made public by Senate Democrats. Lisa Purvis, a former executive at the Iowa Veterans Home, made the allegations against … Continue reading

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Resolution of Appreciation to Patrick Hughes and Iowa City Federation of Labor

Johnson County Board of Supervisors Resolution Resolution of Appreciation to Patrick Hughes and Iowa City Federation of Labor Thursday, April 24 9:00 am Johnson County Board of Supervisor’s Meeting County Administration Building 2nd Floor 913 S Dubuque St, Iowa City As … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 24 The Int’l Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Philadelphia journalist who many believed was on death row because he was an outspoken African-American – 1999 An eight-story building … Continue reading

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