Daily Archives: September 19, 2014

ARA Update

ally at U.S. Capitol Fires up Seniors On Thursday, the Alliance for Retired Americans, Americans United for Change and allies held a rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to say, “Hands off Social Security and Medicare!” Additional event … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO President Trumka Applauds President Obama’s Nomination of Allison Beck as Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

September 19, 2014 The announcement that Allison Beck has been nominated to be Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is welcome news.  Allison Beck is superbly qualified to run FMCS, having served with distinction as FMCS’s Deputy … Continue reading

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Iowa workers know ‘an injury to one is an injury to all’

Last week, a panel of courageous local workers testified to: • The conditions under which they worked. • And the prevalence of employment practices that rob them of their time, their hard-earned wages and their dignity. Their stories were chilling … Continue reading

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The Koch Sisters Conclude Busy DC Trip

Senators, Members of Congress Fuel Momentum See the Latest Ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiTrYaL2iZY   (Washington, DC, September 19, 2014) – The Koch Sisters – Karen and Joyce – have been making waves across the country and in our nation’s Capital this week. … Continue reading

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Census Shows Poverty Rate at 12.7 percent

IOWA CITY, Iowa (September 18, 2014) — More Iowans remained in poverty four years after the recession than before, new data from the Census Bureau showed Thursday. The American Community Survey (ACS) indicated that 12.7 percent of Iowans — about 379,127 … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 20 Upton Sinclair, socialist and author of The Jungle—published on this day in 1906—born in Baltimore, Md. – 1878 According to folklorist John Garst, steel-drivin’ man John Henry, born a slave, outperformed a steam hammer on this date at … Continue reading

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