Daily Archives: June 16, 2014

Taking Away Teachers Benefits is Wrong

The Des Moines Register editorial board missed the point with their editorial “Teachers in Denial About the Generous Benefits” (June 12). A goal of unions is to raise all boats — referring to an adage about “a rising tide raises … Continue reading

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Postal worker blows whistle on mishandled spending

Kirk Gardino of Ankeny figured something was wrong. He did the math and it didn’t add up after the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service awarded a major contract to a private company to maintain and change locks on clustered mailboxes … Continue reading

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Alliance Alert

Leaders in Washington Pushing to Strengthen and Expand Social Security In a sign that the push to expand Social Security is continuing to build support, on Wednesday Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Retirement and Income Security … Continue reading

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Play Poker?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We need you and your fellow union members to come play poker on Arsenal Island for a very good cause. Come and play to show your solidarity with our sisters and brothers of AFSCME 2371, the … Continue reading

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Progressive Minnesota politician headed to Iowa

  Des Moines Register – June 15, 2014   A national voice in progressive politics is coming to Iowa next month.   U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will headline Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement’s state convention on July 12 in Des … Continue reading

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QC Next Up meeting tonight

Brothers & Sisters, Attached is the agenda for the QC Next Up Meeting for June 16, 2014.  As always, we will have our meeting at 5pm (one hour before the QC Fed Delegates meeting) at the Plumbers & Pipefitters hall … Continue reading

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Sallie Mae

June 16, 2014   In our new regular feature, we’ll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages for all or some Americans. In this series, we’re going … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 16 Eight local unions organize the Int’l Fur Workers Union of U.S. and Canada. The union later merged with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen – 1913 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene V. Debs speaks in Canton, … Continue reading

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