Daily Archives: May 9, 2014

The Alliance for Retired Americans

Aging Baby Boomers Expected to Almost Double Nation’s Senior Population Two newly released reports from the U.S. Census Bureau project that the 65-and-older population in the United States will nearly double by 2050. That segment of the population is expected … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor announces endorsements for June 3rd Primary and November 4th elections in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa, May 8, 2014 The Iowa Federation of Labor Committee on Political Education Convention (COPE) was held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Local 310 Steelworkers Union hall in Des Moines. The 106 Delegates, representing 64 locals, debated … Continue reading

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Register’s Senate criticism is misplaced

The Register was quick to put blame on labor unions when they stand up for privacy for workers in misguided legislation [“Senate Should Go Further on Transparency,” April 24]. The Register also attempted to tie the Iowa Senate’s willingness to … Continue reading

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From Defense to Offense on Social Security

Jan Laue, President, Iowa ARA Year after year progressives have fought against cuts to our Social Security benefits, including the Bush privatization plan of the early 2000’s, pro-posals to raise the retirement eligibility age, and most recently, Obama’s proposal to … Continue reading

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Coalition Complaining About Session “Failures”

Members of the “Coalition for a Better Iowa” complaining about “missed opportunities” during this last legislative session. Midge Slater of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans lists the lack of a hike in the minimum wage and other efforts to address “income inequality” at … Continue reading

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True Measure of a Mom: Healthy and Secure Children

John Michaelson, Public News Service-IA http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-05-09/childrens-issues/true-measure-of-a-mom-healthy-and-secure-children/a39268-1 Join the discussion: facebook.com/PublicNewsService  Twitter: @pns_news  @pns_IA  Google+: plus.to/publicnewsservice (05/09/14) DES MOINES, Iowa – As families across the state prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, a reminder for mothers to not judge themselves so harshly. Family … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 09 Japanese workers strike at Oahu, Hawaii’s Aiea Plantation, demanding the same pay as Portuguese and Puerto Rican workers. Ultimately 7,000 workers and their families remained out until August, when the strike was broken – 1909 Legendary Western Federation … Continue reading

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