Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

Another little secret

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to become the largest free trade agreement ever. Current negotiating countries account for 38% of the global economy and include the U.S., Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and … Continue reading

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ALEC—A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

Article by Matt Sinovic Executive Director, Progress Iowa www.standuptoalec.org WHO IS ALEC? For more than forty years, one organization has operated in the shadows. They have been described as “stealth lobbyists” for corporate interests. This organization is the American Legislative … Continue reading

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Iowa Policy Project Reports

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        Iowa Policy Project Reports Looking back at the session Another year of a tuition freeze and a change in Child Care Assistance to help working parents who go to school part time — both moves from … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 12 Laundry & Dry Cleaning Int’l Union granted a charter by the AFL-CIO – 1958 Int’l Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots merges with Longshoremen’s Association – 1971 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raid the Agriprocessors, Inc. slaughterhouse … Continue reading

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