Daily Archives: April 28, 2014

Branstad dismisses concerns about governance of Iowa

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday refuted a former aide’s claims that his administration has governance issues, saying he has taken swift and decisive action to deal with problems in the face of coordinated “political attacks” by Democrats … Continue reading

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It’s Branstad’s branch. We’re all just governed by it.

These folks think they own the joint. Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration signed off on two-dozen confidential settlements with departing state employees, including at least a couple with extra bucks offered in exchange for silence. No one authorized state agencies to spend the … Continue reading

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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 to call on Congress to create safe … Continue reading

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Clinton WIN Meeting

Good morning – reminder that tonight is the WIN Meeting in Clinton. We are meeting at 7PM with Maggie Stafford, candidate for Recorder, and at 7:30 with Gayle Dolan, candidate for Supervisor.   Hope to see you there: 226 22nd … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Come Clean

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Braley Marks Workers Memorial Day

  Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today issued the following statement to mark Workers Memorial Day, an internationally-recognized day set aside to honor workers who have been killed or injured while on the job.  “As someone whose family was deeply … Continue reading

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Lee County Memorial Wall on Workers Memorial Day

Lee County Labor Council Honors fallen and injured workers every year, with a ceremony where they post on their Memorial Wall.

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ARA Newsletter

Another Survey Suggests U.S. Middle Class is Falling Behind While income gains for the richest Americans are outpacing their global peers, The New York Times reports that lower- and middle- income tiers in other advanced nations have made greater gains … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Trumka on Workers Memorial Day

    April 28, 2014     Workers Memorial Day brings us together to remember the ultimate sacrifices working people make to achieve the American Dream. No worker should die on the job. Every one of the 150 working men … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 28 Coal mine collapses at Eccles, W.Va., killing 181 workers – 1914 A total of 119 die in Benwood, W.Va., coal mine disaster – 1924 United Wallpaper Craftsmen & Workers of North America merges with Pulp, Sulfite & Paper … Continue reading

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