Daily Archives: July 15, 2014

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Statement on the Humanitarian Crisis of Unaccompanied Children

July 15, 2014 (Washington, DC) The humanitarian crisis of families and children fleeing violence in Central America and turning themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents has brought out both the best and the worst in our nation.   Alarmingly, … Continue reading

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Murphy has best fundraising quarter to date

In the 2nd Quarter of the fundraising cycle, Pat Murphy’s campaign raised over $300,000 from both the pre-primary and post-primary period ending June 30th. Murphy’s campaign has had a massive amount of support from all across the district and the … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Young Refugees Look to Iowa’s example of welcoming S.E. ASIANs

The arrival of thousands of women and children at the U.S. border with Mexico triggered tough talk of securing the border and promptly sending immigrants back home. Lost in the clamor are appeals to compassion for humans desperate for a … Continue reading

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JUL 25 24th Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary Roundtable with Senator Tom Harkin

Panel discussion on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act legislation, changes to the ADA over time, and challenges that remain. FREE and open to the public. RSVP to estelle.montgomery@drake.edu or 515-271-3623. Or watch live online at http://www.drake.edu/harkininstitute. Senator … Continue reading

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Report: Braley’s Fight to Increase Minimum Wage Also Strengthens Social Security

Today Braley For Iowa highlighted a report that shows how Bruce Braley’s fight to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 would not only provide 300,000 Iowans with a pay raise, but also strengthen the Social Security program that more than … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Highway Trust Fund

July 15, 2014   Congress is heading toward a much needed, albeit short-term, fix for the Highway Trust Fund. But let’s be clear: while a short-term extension averts the immediate crisis, it is not a solution. Rather, it delays finding … Continue reading

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Muscatine WIN Meeting

We have invited Kim Thompson to come to our next WIN meeting this Wednesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm at Democrats office Park Ave and Clay st. We will interview Kim, debrief on the candidate academy, and talk about work … Continue reading

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Statement by Mark Dimondstein President, American Postal Workers Union on Staples Announcement on ‘Pilot Program’ Performing USPS Work

“This attempt at trickery shows that the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement is having an effect.”   July 14, 2014 – A Staples announcement on July 14 indicating that the company is terminating its no-bid deal with the U.S. Postal Service … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 16 Ten thousand workers strike Chicago’s Int’l Harvester operations – 1919 Martial law declared in strike by longshoremen in Galveston, Texas – 1920 San Francisco Longshoreman’s strike spreads, becomes 4-day general strike – 1934

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