Daily Archives: October 22, 2014

Union Sportsman Alliance Wants You

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More than six million active and retired AFL-CIO union members hunt, fish or shoot. Collectively, they make up the largest constituency of sportsmen and sportswomen in North America, and over 250,000 of them belong to Union Sportsman Alliance Union Sportsman … Continue reading

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Endorsement: Loebsack has earned another House term

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack has served parts of eastern and southeast Iowa in Congress for four terms. In that time he has worked hard on issues he cares deeply about, including giving a fair shake to veterans, improving job training … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Worker’s Voice PAC on Air in Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan and Wisconsin

  (Washington, DC, 10/22/14) With high stakes elections coming down to the wire across the country, the labor movement is going up on radio and TV in support of working family candidates.  The ads will build on the effective grassroots … Continue reading

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Jack Hatch calls Branstad lawyer joke “offensive and sickening”

DES MOINES, Iowa – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch upbraided Gov. Terry Branstad for telling an unpleasant joke about the deadly issue of farm safety. In a statement Hatch said “a governor should be focused on promoting farm safety during harvest … Continue reading

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Iowa Battles Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives

PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as women across Iowa are reminded that early detection can save lives. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr. October 22, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s estimated that the chance of a woman developing breast … Continue reading

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Update: Iowans protest Burger King inversion

About 15 Iowans rallied outside of a Des Moines Burger King Tuesday to protest the company’s plans to move its headquarters to Canada. “Americans don’t like being pushed around by kings, whether they wear a real crown or are shilling … Continue reading

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Major Embarrassment

It is fun to watch state Sen. Joni Ernst driving in her latest ad. She is driving in the middle of the road now. When she was running in the GOP primary, she was so far to the right that … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 23 President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a fact-finding commission that suspends a nine-months-long strike by Western Pennsylvania coal miners fighting for better pay, shorter workdays and union recognition.  The strikers ended up winning more pay for fewer hours, but failed … Continue reading

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