Daily Archives: September 4, 2014

Statement of by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Today’s Fast Food Strikes

  September 4, 2014 “Working families everywhere applaud the courage of the fast food workers who are striking today and engaging in acts of civil disobedience in over 150 cities. And we applaud the unity and the collective spirit displayed … Continue reading

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‘Raise the Wage’ coalition challenges Iowa policymakers to live on $77 a week

September 4, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Joe Bolkcom Three Democrats who serve in the state senate are beginning an experiment to see if they can limit their food and transportation expenses to $77 for one week. Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City is … Continue reading

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Introducing: The Koch Sisters

SO Not Related to Those Guys… www.KochSisters.org New National TV Ad:http://bit.ly/Wd9IBd   (Washington, DC, September 4, 2014) – Every antagonist needs a protagonist.   You’ve heard of the multi-billion dollar political colossus known as the Koch Brothers. No matter where … Continue reading

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Statement by Senator Joe Bolkcom on the minimum wage challenge

I accepted the challenge of living on the minimum wage to understand better understand the difficult decisions far too many Iowa families face. Everyone knows Iowa’s minimum wage is less than what it costs to live. Tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: The Importance of Labor Unions and Meaning Behind Labor Day, and More

In today’s On the News segment: Celebrating Labor Day should mean commemorating the key role unions played in winning benefits we take for granted now; women still earn just cents on the dollar compared to the income of their male … Continue reading

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Veterans group plans field campaign on Braley’s behalf

It’s not just advertising that independent campaign gr oups are pouring into Iowa to support candidates in high-profile races here. VoteVets, a national liberal advocacy group supporting Bruce Braley’s candidacy for U.S. Senate this year, will spend $600,000 between now … Continue reading

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The Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Jim Mowrer

September 3, 2014 Iraq War Veteran and congressional candidate Jim Mowrer has been endorsed by the Alliance for Retired Americans, an organization with more than 30,000 members in Iowa. In a letter of endorsement, the organization wrote that Mowrer’s positions … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Corporate Political Spending

September 4, 2014 In a record-breaking demonstration of support, over one million commenters have submitted comments to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calling on the agency to act now to require publicly traded corporations to disclose their use … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 05 Between 20,000 and 30,000 marchers participate in New York’s first Labor Day parade, demanding the 8-hour day – 1882 “Palmer raids” on all Wobbly halls and offices in 48 cities in U.S.  Alexander Palmer, U.S. Attorney General, was … Continue reading

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