Daily Archives: October 20, 2014

Labor Movement Mobilizes Latino Working Families Ahead of Midterm Elections

  Latinos in key battleground states rally around worker-friendly candidates   (Washington, DC, Tuesday, October 21, 2014) – With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, the AFL-CIO is increasing its mobilization efforts to reach out to Latinos voters in … Continue reading

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Minimum wage issue could hurt Ernst

By Hugh Espey, executive director of the Iowa CCI Action Fund   A recent poll of likely Iowa voters [conducted Oct. 10-12] could spell trouble for Joni Ernst in her bid for the U.S. Senate.   It found Iowans support raising … Continue reading

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This isn’t the Iowa woman we should elect

As a state senator last year, Joni Ernst voted against expanding Medicaid eligibility to include a family of four with an income below $32,000 a year. She lost. That same session, the Red Oak Republican now seeking election to the … Continue reading

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Bruce Braley is best choice for U.S. Senate

Bruce Braley is best choice for U.S. Senate Iowa well-served by bipartisan tradition Published: October 19 2014 | 12:25 am in Staff Editorials, Photos U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (center) talks with Alliant Energy’s Senior Vice President – Operations Support and … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Workhouses for the poor are no longer used, however

In her bid for the U.S. Senate, Republican Joni Ernst spoke to supporters recently about the Affordable Care Act and waxed nostalgic for the days when charities and “wonderful food pantries” provided for the poor. Radio Iowa and New York … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 20 Eugene V. Debs, U.S. labor leader and socialist, dies in Elmhurst, Ill. Among his radical ideas: an 8-hour workday, pensions, workman’s compensation, sick leave and social security. He ran for president from a jail cell in 1920 and … Continue reading

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