Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

Braley calls on Democrats to get out and vote

INDIANOLA, Iowa — With more than 10,000 friendly faces watching in a field in rural Indianola, Bruce Braley made a call to action and his case as a candidate. Saying there is a “clear choice” in Iowa’s open-seat U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Wanted: More ways into middle class

Millions of young people have headed to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. It shouldn’t be. For one thing, a four-year liberal arts … Continue reading

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‘We the People’ need to be we the voters in ’14

This week, Network’s Nuns on the Bus are back in Iowa on a shiny new bus to launch a campaign against big money’s capacity to distort — even destroy — our nation’s democratic principles. Some pundits have already dubbed our … Continue reading

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Robert Reich Calls Out Harvard Business School for Its Role in Widening Inequality

September 15, 2014  |  No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American corporations than Harvard Business School – inculcating in them a set of ideas and principles that have resulted in a pay gap between CEOs and … Continue reading

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Quad Cities Phone Banking

September 17: Quad Cities – Wed. : Phone Bank @ UA Hall 5-8PM Tracy Leone at 309-738-3196

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Nuns on the Bus Rallies

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Progress Iowa is holding a Nuns on the Bus Rally for the 100% in Des Moines on Wednesday, September 17th at 10:30 am at the State Capitol (West Capitol Terrace). These inspiring nuns will be kicking … Continue reading

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Remarks of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka 2014 Missouri AFL-CIO Convention

St. Louis, Missouri September 15, 2014   Thank you, Brother Mike [Louis]… for that warm introduction … and I want to thank you for inviting me to your convention … It’s great to be here in St. Louis—and I’m grateful … Continue reading

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In accepting tributes, Harkin asks one more election favor

INDIANOLA — It was Sen. Tom Harkin’s party, but he also was the guest of honor as speaker after speaker praised and thanked him for 40 years of service in Congress. The Iowa Democrat, who will retire from the U.S. … Continue reading

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ARA Update

Seniors Increasingly Struggle to Pay Back Educational Loans Watsonville, California resident Rosemary Anderson testified in Washington on Wednesday before the Senate Aging Committee’s hearing on older Americans and student loan debt. “Some may think of student loan debt as just … Continue reading

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History Archived: Saving Stories of Iowa Veterans

September 15, 2014 – John Michaelson, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: Stories of Iowa veterans will be saved for future generations to hear, as the Veterans History Project makes a stop at the Newton DMACC … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 15 Some 5,000 female cotton workers in and around Pittsburgh, Pa., strike for a 10-hour day. The next day, male trade unionists become the first male auxiliary when they gather to protect the women from police attacks. The strike … Continue reading

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