Daily Archives: October 14, 2014

It’s the Senate, Stupid!

By International President Michael Goodwin In 1992, political strategist James Carville coined the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid” for Bill Clinton’s successful presidential campaign against sitting President George H. W. Bush. Bush’s approval rating fell from a high of more … Continue reading

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Senator Joni Ernst broke her promise to support Iowa mental health reforms and skipped meetings; then claimed credit in U.S. Senate debate

Two Iowa state senators today said that as a state senator, Joni Ernst broke her promise to Iowans to help pass significant state mental health reforms, reforms intended in part to help prevent Iowa school shootings.   In last Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Put the Middle Class First Bus Stops In Iowa

The National ‘Put the Middle Class First’ Bus Tour to Make Four Stops in Iowa, To Be Joined by Gov. Candidate Jack Hatch, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba, Congressional Candidates Staci Appel and Pat Murphy 18-State Tour to Underscore Clear Choice … Continue reading

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Labor Walks for Ooctober 14 – 20

Labor Walks Walks are available during the week at 2000 Walker , Des Moines, and 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids – these walk will be 11am – 2 pm; and 2 pm – 5 pm Monday through Friday. Call … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Secret Settlements

Most Iowans have heard the Branstad Administration secretly paid out settlements to certain laid off state employees and, in some cases, paid “hush money” to keep things secret.   But did you know that, according to Iowa’s State Auditor, there … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 13 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott all German-made products as a protest against Nazi antagonism to organized labor within Germany – 1934 More than 1,100 office workers strike Columbia University in New York City. The mostly female … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on October 10th $10.10 Minimum Wage Push

  October 8, 2014   Raising wages will be a driving force at the polls in the approaching midterm elections. Working people will turn out for candidates who support solutions that will make a difference in the real world – … Continue reading

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A GRIM PICTURE–MINIMUM WAGE

  by Mary Ann Ahrens, West Des Moines, Iowa   We hear much talk about growing Iowa and increasing our economic development base. We know that, in order to grow Iowa and recruit new business, one must have a trained … Continue reading

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ARA Update

Astronomical Prices of Some Cancer Drugs Hit Vulnerable Patients Hard 60 Minutes reported last Sunday on the high price of cancer drugs in the U.S. Lesley Stahl’s piece shed light on the fact that Medicare has to pay the price … Continue reading

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