Daily Archives: October 1, 2014

ICYMI: One-Year Anniversary of Ernst’s Tea Party Government Shutdown

Posted by Christina | October 1, 2014 Shutdown Cost Iowa Economy Up to $112 Million   ICYMI: One year ago today, Tea Party obstructionists in Congress succeeded in shutting down the government and costing the Iowa economy $112 million over … Continue reading

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Convention Wrap Up

By Charlie Wishman, IFL Secretary/treasurer The Iowa Federation of Labor held its 58th Annual Convention this year from August 20th through the August 22nd at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.   Many great speakers addressed the convention on a wide variety … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Another Branstad refusal to obey the law

In his last public speech, Hubert Humphrey said the great moral test of government is how it treats “those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those … Continue reading

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Branstad, Hatch court older Iowans in Capitol speeches

Activists for Iowa’s elderly got a chance to hear directly from their candidates for governor Tuesday. Republican incumbent Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch each addressed a morning session of the Older Iowans Legislature at the Capitol, a group … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 02 American Federation of Labor officially endorses campaign for a 6-hour day, 5-day workweek – 1934 Joining with 400,000 coal miners already on strike, 500,000 CIO steel workers close down the nation’s foundries, steel and iron mills, demanding pensions … Continue reading

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