Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

Hatch proposes “Coalition of Mercy” for immigrant kids

State Sen. Jack Hatch of Des Moines, a Democratic candidate for governor, said Wednesday he is calling upon Gov. Terry Branstad to join him in an “Iowa Coalition of Mercy” to help stop a humanitarian crisis on the nation’s southwest … Continue reading

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Demand T-Mobile stop hurting working familes

I was on my way to work at the T-Mobile call center in Brownsville, Texas, when I got some bad news. My co-workers and I soon would be out of jobs because T-Mobile had decided to ship our jobs offshore. … Continue reading

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Film Showing in Tipton Iowa

  The Hand That Feeds follows a dramatic story of Latino immigrant restaurant workers organizing in New York City. The film will be screening in Iowa on August 2nd at the Hardacre Film Festival. Last month, The Hand That Feeds … Continue reading

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Please join us for the monthly meeting of the Iowa City Federation of Labor

This Thursday, July 17 6:00 pm 940 S. Gilbert Court   Delegates, union members and friends of Labor are encouraged to attend. Also, if you are a delegate from an organization affiliated with the Iowa City Federation of Labor please … Continue reading

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For Many Iowa Kids, Hunger Doesn’t Take Summer Vacation

John Michaelson, Public News Service-IA http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-16/hunger-food-nutrition/for-many-iowa-kids-hunger-doesnt-take-summer-vacation/a40568-1 Join the discussion: facebook.com/PublicNewsService  Twitter: @pns_news  @pns_IA (07/16/14) DES MOINES, Iowa – For thousands of low-income families in Iowa, summer vacation is a time of increased hunger, as children don’t have school meals to rely on. … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 17 Two ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, Calif., killing 322, including 202 African-Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return … Continue reading

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