Daily Archives: September 26, 2014

☆You’re Invited!☆ Protest Joni Ernst at the Iowa Senate Debate

Host: Dan Welk, MoveOn member Where: Simpson College, outside the Kent Campus Center, meet at corner of North D St. and West Girard Ave., Indianola, Iowa 50125 When: Sunday, September 28, 4:15 p.m.   What: The first Iowa Senate debate … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Alert

New York Times Stresses the Importance of Older Voters According to The New York Times, older voters this year are not favoring Republicans by the overwhelming 21 points that they did in the 2010 midterm elections. Democratic pollster Geoff Garin … Continue reading

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Gronstal and Seniors Criticize Young’s Anti-Middle Class Agenda

  Ahead of Ryan Visit, Iowans Denounce Young’s Support of Radical Republican Budget DES MOINES – Ahead of Paul Ryan’s (WI-1) fundraiser for 3rd District candidate for Congress, David Young (R-Van Meter), Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs), Jan Laue, President of the Alliance … Continue reading

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Clinton, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport Walks

September 27: Sat. Quad Cities: Labor to Labor Walk – 10 – 2pm @ UFCW 431 2411 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport – Tracy Leone at 309-738-3196 September 27: 10 AM Labor to Labor walk. 2000 Walker Des Moines. 10 … Continue reading

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APWU Victory: 9,000 New Jobs

Some 9,000 new postal clerk jobs are on the way, thanks to action by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU). The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in 2012 cut the hours of operation at small post offices around the country and … Continue reading

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Quad Cities Hall of Fame

We have some exciting news to share. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa will be joining us at the upcoming 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Banquet. For those of you who know Senator Harkin, this is a great honor, as he … Continue reading

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Audit: $113,000 of taxpayers’ money wasted on no-show employees in Secretary of State Schultz’s office

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A Statement from Sen. Liz Mathis, co-chair of the Administration and Regulation Budget Subcommittee “During the 2014 session, it took repeated phone calls and emails by legislators to get Secretary of State Matt Schultz to answer basic questions about how … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 27 Striking textile workers in Fall River, Mass., demand bread for their starving children – 1875 The Int’l Typographical Union renews a strike against the Los Angeles Times and begins a boycott that runs intermittently from 1896 to 1908. … Continue reading

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Burlington: Labor History **NOTE NEW LOCATION**

Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:00 am-12:00 noon, 1205 North Central Ave., Burlington (IBEW Hall) Learn more about key struggles and dramatic turning points in U.S. and Iowa labor history, and what labor history tells us about the challenges workers continue to face … Continue reading

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