Daily Archives: October 21, 2014

Iowa JobWatch: Job Numbers Inching Forward

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Slow Pace, But Increases in 7 of 8 Months IOWA CITY, Iowa (Oct. 21, 2014) — The Iowa Policy Project released this statement from Research Associate Heather Gibney regarding the September job numbers provided today by Iowa Workforce Development. “Iowa … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Calls for Action on Ebola

  (Washington, DC, October, 21, 2014) – Today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote to President Obama and House and Senate Congressional leaders calling for The President to take executive action to put in place mandatory standards to protect health care … Continue reading

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“Vote your job, lobby your interest.”

By 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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I’m someone who will work for working families, not the rich

There’s a lot wrong with Congress today — too much gridlock and too little compromise. When it does act, Congress too often looks out for the interests of the wealthy, the powerful and the well-connected — like the billionaire Koch … Continue reading

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Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

There’s a woman running in the tight race for the Senate in Iowa — one of the contests that will decide who controls the Senate next year. In the 21st century, a female candidate for Senate may not sound historic. … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Pat Murphy’s leadership needed in Congress

Pat Murphy has never served in Congress, but his 24 years of service in the Iowa Legislature have provided voters with a clear indication of who he is and what he stands for. The Dubuque Democrat, who has served as … Continue reading

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11 Great Reasons to Vote

By Liz Shuler We’re just a few weeks away from an incredibly important election. The votes people cast Nov. 4 will shape our future and our children’s. I’m sure you are planning to vote, but maybe you know people who … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 22 Bank robber Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd is killed by FBI agents near East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a hero to the people of Oklahoma who saw him as a “Sagebrush Robin Hood,” stealing from banks and sharing … Continue reading

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