Daily Archives: July 9, 2014

New National Poll and 26 State Polls Show Voters Want Immigration Reform This Year

http://www.renewoureconomy.org/uncategorized/new-poll-voters-across-country-want-immigration-reform-year/ On July 9th, the Partnership for a New American Economy, the Business Roundtable, and the National Association of Manufacturers released the findings of a national survey and 26 state surveys. Findings include: Voters across the country recognize the immigration … Continue reading

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Selling power to ‘highest bidder’ isn’t the way

You can’t escape the Koch brothers. They’re everywhere. Underwriting efforts to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. Trying to get rid of aid to education, the Environmental Protection Agency and minimum-wage laws. They’re the brunt of late-night monologues, dramatic TV series … Continue reading

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Trumka Request on Immigration

When I think about immigration, I think about boats. I think about boats coming to America long ago, filled with hopeful workers in search of a better life. And I think about what those boats would look like now. They’d … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: Machinists, Teachers Win Organizing Fights As Labor Grows in June

  (July 9, 2014, Washington, DC) – Working people scored major victories over the last several months, organizing new workplaces and winning fights to raise wages. The following are a sample of some these victories: Organizing Victories  Texas Machinists Win … Continue reading

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GOP Senate Candidate Joni Ernst Floated Obama Impeachment

WASHINGTON — Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst floated the idea of impeaching President Barack Obama in January, calling him a “dictator” and arguing he was “overstepping his bounds” by using executive authority to enact parts of his agenda without … Continue reading

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Low-Wage Villains of the Week: USPS and Staples

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Corporate-Greed/Low-Wage-Villains-of-the-Week-USPS-and-Staples Low-Wage Villains of the Week: USPS and Staples July 8, 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 … Continue reading

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Report counters Branstad claim of reduced state workforce (AUDIO)

July 8, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. Republican Governor Terry Branstad is dismissing a Legislative Services Agency report which concludes an embattled state agency isn’t saving money after outsourcing jobs — and … Continue reading

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Koch-Crony Joni’s Cavalry Is Coming!

#Campaign Finance#Tax Breaks for the Rich This weekend, the Des Moines Register reported on the Koch brothers’ Americans For Prosperity ramping up its operations in Iowa. Or as Joni Ernst would put it, YAY!! Joni Ernst has already expressed her … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 10 Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights activist, born – 1875 Some 14,000 federal and state troops finally succeed in putting down the strike against the Pullman Palace Car Co., which had been peaceful until July 5, when … Continue reading

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