Daily Archives: September 5, 2014

LABOR ENDORSED CANDIDATES

  General Election US Senator: Bruce Braley US House 1st District: Pat Murphy US House 2nd District: Dave Loebsack US House 3rd District: Staci Appel US House 4th District: Jim Mowrer Governor: Jack Hatch Auditor: Jonathan Neiderbach Attorney General: Tom … Continue reading

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ARA Alert

Here is your September 5 Friday Alert: Happy Grandparents Day! Sunday, September 7 is Grandparents Day. In Ohio, Alliance members are celebrating the day with an event in Cortland. In Illinois, Alliance members in the East St. Louis area are … Continue reading

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Where is Branstad’s replacement for Godfrey?

After years of political pressure and having his salary slashed to force him out, the Branstad-Reynolds administration got its wish: Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey left office on Aug. 21. It wasn’t how the governor pictured it, though, as … Continue reading

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Koch Sisters Launch Expansive Digital Advertising

See Samples of the Ads: http://www.kochsisters.org/ads/   (Washington, DC, September 5, 2014) – A new digital ad campaign begins rolling out today in a second wave of advertising that is part of the AFL-CIO’s new “Koch Sisters” campaign.   The … Continue reading

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Rep. Steve King Challenged To Make Ends Meet On Minimum Wage

Sioux City, IA (ABC9 News) – The minimum wage in Iowa has been stuck at $7.25 per hour for 6 years. And according to some, the time is long overdue to raise that figure. On Thursday morning, members of AFSCME and … Continue reading

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Labor Walk for Maria Bribriesco

Help get the word out for our LABOR WALK for Maria Bribriesco tomorrow: Saturday, September 6 Meet at USW 105 Hall:880 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf Shifts: 10 AM – Noon / Noon – 2PM / 2PM – 4PM / 4PM … Continue reading

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Senator Bernie Sanders, a progressive champion for the People’s Agenda in Washington, D.C., is coming to Des Moines in less than two weeks!

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  When: Sunday, September 14, 6:30 pm Where: Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines, Iowa Register today! Senator Sanders knows that our politics need everyday people driving the agenda, and to do that we must confront corporate power at every … Continue reading

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Food Insecurity for 1 in 9 Iowans Better in Iowa than U.S. average — but worse for Iowans over the decade

​ Iowa households fared better than the national average on food insecurity in 2011-13, but worse than Iowans did a decade earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In its annual report on food insecurity, USDA reported the prevalence … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 06 One of the worst disasters in the history of U.S. anthracite mining occurred at the Avondale Mine, near Scranton, Pa., when a fire originating from a furnace at the bottom of a 237-foot shaft roared up the shaft, … Continue reading

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