Daily Archives: September 22, 2014

The Register’s Editorial: The Obamacare train wreck appears to be out of steam

When some members of Congress were busy crafting health care reform legislation, other members were saying anything to turn the public against it. Five years later, it’s clear their claims were the epitome of fear-mongering. No one has a job … Continue reading

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Rally for Representation

Join IBEW Local 55 with the rally as they prepare for their representation vote with UTC Aerospace Workers in Des Moines. October 1, 2014  811   4th St. West Des Moines  2 PM to 4 PM Rusty—515-265-6193       Please wear red!   … Continue reading

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Excerpts of Remarks by AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka 2014 Wisconsin AFL-CIO Convention

La Crosse, Wisconsin September 22, 2014   It’s good to be back in Wisconsin.   You know, the political dial in Wisconsin, and all across America, has moved so far to the right that it’s almost off the chart.   … Continue reading

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‘Live the Wage’ Challenge Recap:

Wednesday, September 24 10:00 AM Press Conference Call ‘Live the Wage’ Challenge Recap: Senators describe their experiences living on $77 per week, the budget of a full-time Iowa worker on minimum wage.  515-344-4627  Speakers  Senator Joe Bolkcom Matt Sinovic, Progress … Continue reading

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Labor Walk

September 22: Clinton. 5 PM. 224 22nd Place, Clinton, Iowa Tracy Leone at 309-738-3196

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Nuns on the Bus Rolling Out Again

The nuns of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby, are hitting the road this fall to educate voters about the destructive influence of unlimited spending on campaigns. The bus tour, titled “We the People. We the Voters,” kicked off in … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON NORTH CENTRAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY CONTRABAND

  DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the recent discovery of drugs and contraband at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City:   “Director Baldwin needs to come clean about … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 22 Emancipation Proclamation signed – 1862 Eighteen-year-old Hannah (Annie) Shapiro leads a spontaneous walkout of 17 women at a Hart Schaffner & Marx garment factory in Chicago. It grows into a months-long mass strike involving 40,000 garment workers across … Continue reading

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Alliance President Emeritus George Kourpias is Honored in Iowa, Missouri

Alliance President Barbara J. Easterling traveled to Altoona, Iowa to join Iowa Alliance members in honoring Alliance President Emeritus George J. Kourpias with a tribute on Wednesday. Kourpias, who is from Iowa, led the Alliance at its launch and built … Continue reading

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