Daily Archives: September 8, 2014

Braley: Iowa Guard ‘Ironmen’ getting extended-tour payments

WASHINGTON – Iowa National Guard members have begun to receive long-overdue payments they were promised for extended tours of Iraq, 1st District Rep. Bruce Braley announced Thursday. “The news that Iowa’s National Guard members are finally receiving the Respite Leave … Continue reading

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Harkin Steak Fry Bus

Tom Harkin has been a friend and champion of working people for decades.  His annual steak fry is next week and, among other guests, will feature the Clintons. Next Sunday, September 14, the Johnson County Democrats have a bus leaving … Continue reading

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New polling suggests a vote on Social Security expansion could help Democrats hold the Senate

New polling from Center for Community Change Action and Social Security Works released this week demonstrates just how deeply engrained Social Security is in American society, and how important its health is to electorate. The polling found that voters don’t … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO “Koch Sisters” Campaign Expands with New TV Advertising

Minimum Wage is Topic as Issue Hits the Senate See the New Ad: http://youtu.be/ox9g6Ux6HNc   (Washington, DC, September 8, 2014) – Expanding on the national campaign that introduced America to the Koch Sisters, an all-new television ad “Almost Evil” begins … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 08 Employers give in to the demands of striking miners in McKees Rocks, Pa., agree to improved working conditions, 15-percent hike in wages and elimination of a “pool system” that gave foremen control over each worker’s pay – 1909 … Continue reading

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The Failure to Raise the Minimum Wage Hurts Iowa’s Families and Economy Joni Ernst’s Extreme Position on the Minimum Wage Has No Place in the Hawkeye State

View the poll: Iowa Survey Results Even with the economy showing signs of recovering from the Great Recession, many families in Iowa still face significant financial challenges. The cost of living continues to rise, but families’ incomes are not keeping up, and … Continue reading

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