Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

Force Iowa to release records, group asks court

The administration of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad should be forced to make public documents that detail the state’s involvement in a project that is alleged to have embezzled more than $1 million from investors, a court motion filed in Polk … Continue reading

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U.S. will be stronger by strengthening middle class

Iowans should take any claims from the Public Interest Institute with less than a grain of salt. They have a clear right-wing agenda and are out to smear hard-working public employees. The group is connected to the Koch Brothers, which … Continue reading

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Ernst against raising retirement age for Social Security, but ‘privatizing’ an option

September 3, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Joni Ernst, the Republican candidate for Iowa’s open U.S. Senate seat, says Social Security and Medicare are going bankrupt and policymakers should “identify solutions” to fix the problem. “We have to address the … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC Endorses Bruce Braley for US Senate

September 2nd, 2014 Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC Endorses Bruce Braley for US Senate Today, the Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC announced their endorsement of Bruce Braley for his commitment to protecting Iowa’s agriculture economy. Braley has a strong record … Continue reading

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Iowa Seniors Detail Harmful Impact of Ernst’s Risky Plans on Medicare & Social Security

September 3rd, 2014 Des Moines, IA – Jan Laue, President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, held a press conference today with Iowa seniors, who shared their firsthand experiences with Social Security and Medicare, to highlight the harmful effects of … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Iowa Corn Growers Association PAC Endorses Pat Murphy for Congress

Yesterday, the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) PAC announced their endorsement of Pat Murphy for Congress for his continuous dedication to protecting Iowa’s agriculture economy. The ICGA PAC committee members include farmers from across Iowa, with an equal balance of … Continue reading

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It’s wrong working families are losing ground

The end of summer is near and Labor Day is around the corner. Even though many of us have earned a day off to relax and celebrate, there are still others who will have to work a second or even … Continue reading

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Unions sponsor annual Labor Day picnic

CEDAR FALLS | The aroma of fresh burgers and hot dogs wafted from the shelter at Gateway Park as workers and their families lined up for food and fellowship Monday to mark the Labor Day holiday. Jay Poitevin with United … Continue reading

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Join the Live the Wage Challenge!

Working Iowans can’t wait any longer.  While corporate profits and CEO salaries skyrocket, the minimum wage remains stuck at $7.25 an hour, well below the poverty line. We need to raise the minimum wage so that workers have more money … Continue reading

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Labor to Labor 2014 – Quad City

PHONE BANKING: Phone banks will be every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night from 5-8 pm at the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters hall in the Quad City Federation of Labor office 4600 46th Avenue suite 4 in Rock Island. The phone … Continue reading

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Iowa Democrat Jim Mowrer takes on Steve King’s ‘damaging’ record

Rep. Steve King, the Republican’s go-to guy on immigration reform, is facing the toughest challenge in his career as Congress’s most obnoxious loudmouth. That challenge is coming from Iraq veteran, former Pentagon official, and native Iowan Jim Mowrer. And in … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 04 Twelve thousand New York tailors strike over sweatshop conditions – 1894 More than 140 attendees at a benefit for a civil rights group are injured in the “Peekskill Riots” in Peekskill, N.Y.  The victims were among the 20,000 … Continue reading

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