Daily Archives: October 6, 2014

Branstad says running-mate debate ‘not necessary’

DES MOINES — Democratic gubernatorial challenger Jack Hatch said Monday that Iowans should be given the chance to evaluate the lieutenant governor candidates in a side-by-side format but Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is afraid of a running-mate debate before the … Continue reading

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TWO VIEWS: Social Security, Medicare: Promises to Americans

October 05, 2014 8:30 am  •  Bruce Braley 0 My mom started teaching in Iowa almost a decade before I was born. Fifty-six years later, my 85-year-old mom is still teaching as a substitute in Brooklyn, Iowa. She’s also receiving … Continue reading

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Lee County Games for Hunger Food Drive

Click here to see Photos The Lee County Labor Council held their Games for Hunger Food Drive for Local Food Pantries, Saturday October 4, at the Hy-Vee parking lot in Keokuk. The games were played to raise non perishable food … Continue reading

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Get out the VOTE!

Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor There is an old saying goes something like, “Vote your job, lobby your interest.”   What we need is to get our members to engage in the political process. We need to make … Continue reading

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Iowa City Federation of Labor Activities

Labor to Labor Outreach Pat Kearns of AFGE will be helping to coordinate the City Fed’s Labor to Labor outreach.  This week we will be finalizing our program including days of upcoming labor walks and other activities and send out … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 06 First National Conference of Trade Union Women – 1918 The first “talkie” movie, The Jazz Singer, premiers in New York City. Within three years, according to the American Federation of Musicians, theater jobs for some 22,000 musicians who … Continue reading

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