Daily Archives: September 24, 2014

Labor’s New Attack on Iowa Senate Candidate Joni Ernst: She’s An ALEC Shill

The battle between Democratic congressman Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst to be Iowa’s next US senator couldn’t be closer. In an effort to fire up voters in a race that could decide which party controls the Senate … Continue reading

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Raise the minimum wage; help Iowa’s working families get out of poverty

Statement by Senator Joe Bolkcom for the Wednesday, September 24, 10:00 AM ‘Live the Wage’ Challenge Recap Press Conference Call  To participate, call 515-344-4627 I spent a week living on a minimum wage budget for food and transportation. This short … Continue reading

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Census data shows thousands of Iowans still living in poverty

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates more Iowans are living in poverty now than at the beginning of the recession. Nearly 380,000 Iowans were living below the poverty line last year. That’s 12.7 percent of the state’s population … Continue reading

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AFSCME Local 212 Members Raise $850 for ALS Association Through ALS Walk

(Pictured Left to Right at ALS Walk: Morgan Williams (daughter of Jason), Local 212 Vice President Jason Williams, Local 212 President Chris De Harty, Local 212 Executive Board Member Wage Boogerd, and Local 212 Executive Board Member Ron Isaacson) While … Continue reading

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Go Vote Iowa

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Ernst a clone to Palin

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Jobs Rise in August, Still Sluggish

Iowa JobWatch — September 2014 Issued Friday, September 19, 2014 IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa nonfarm jobs increased in August to 1,553,500, but the unemployment rate remained at 4.5 percent, down from 4.7 percent a year ago. The Iowa Policy … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 25 American photographer Lewis Hine born in Oshkosh, Wisc. – 1874 (Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor: Your heart will be broken by this exceptional book’s photographs of children at backbreaking, often life-threatening work, … Continue reading

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