Daily Archives: August 25, 2014

Joint Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, FESEBS Secretary General Reynaldo Gonzalez, and CUCG Secretary General Carlos Mancilla on USTR Delay of the Labor Action Plan

  August 25, 2014 We are concerned by the announcement of another extension of the “Mutually Agreed Enforcement Action Plan” to improve labor law enforcement and compliance in Guatemala, but Guatemalan labor federations and the AFL-CIO remain hopeful that this … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Branstad treatment of judges is wrong

Many years ago, Iowa erected a firewall to protect state employees from the shifting whims of bosses elected through the political process. Administrative law judges who hear and decide disputes in state agencies are among those who are protected behind … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Similar motives exist in Perry, Branstad cases

Anyone who pays close attention to Iowa state government might have noticed some striking similarities between the criminal indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a lawsuit filed against Gov. Terry Branstad. Perry is accused by a Texas grand jury … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Hatch right to criticize Branstad on tax credits

Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic Sen. Jack Hatch both approve of using tax credits to encourage investment in Iowa. But neither candidate for governor likes the way the other one has used the credits. Branstad has accused Hatch of … Continue reading

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Senator: Review Iowa’s attempt to ‘thwart’ record release

Recent alerts from Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration to developers about public record requests is an effort to thwart the release of those records and should be reviewed by Iowa officials, a state senator says. On at least two occasions within … Continue reading

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Andrew Cuomo may one day seek presidency, but he lacks the national spotlight: party activists

While the governor publicly dismisses talk of a White House run, his people have hardly discouraged talk that he might one day. The problem for Cuomo, party activists and Democratic insiders say, is that he has done little to be … Continue reading

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Clinton Shadow in Iowa No Threat to Some Democrats

Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They are undeterred by talk of a Hillary Rodham Clinton candidacy in 2016 or her plans to visit the leadoff caucus state next month to honor … Continue reading

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Labor Activist Training

On Thursday August 28th, the Quad City Federation of Labor will be hosting a training session from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 Hall (4600 46th Avenue, Rock Island). This training is intended to prepare Iowa and Illinois labor activists … Continue reading

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Labor Day Facts

It is celebrated on the first Monday in September.      In many other countries, May Day (May 1st) is the day working people are honored. Most of Europe celebrates            May Day.      For … Continue reading

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