Daily Archives: October 27, 2014

Senator Harkin campaigns with Pat Murphy

Senator Tom Harkin will campaign with 1st Congressional District candidate Democrat Pat Murphy and deliver remarks before seniors, canvassers and party activists addressing Murphy’s record on protecting and preserving Social Security during a Get out the Vote event in Waterloo. The event … Continue reading

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Quad City Federation of Labor to Protest Speaker John Boehner’s Visit to the Quad Cities:

Organized Labor Fights for Jobs to Stay in America   Davenport, IA—The Quad City Federation of Labor, Community Activists, friends and family, will be protesting the arrival of Speaker John Boehner to the Quad Cities today. Speaker Boehner is in … Continue reading

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Iowa workers to get back meal money

An estimated 3,200 state union workers are expected to be reimbursed for years of meal expenses that were improperly cut by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration, both sides said Friday. After lengthy negotiations with the largest state employees’ union, the … Continue reading

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Group: Iowa records are not trade secrets

Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration should be forced to immediately release dozens of documents that have been wrongly classified as having trade secrets, a motion filed Friday in Polk County District Court argues. The issue focuses on the administration’s recent notification … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 27 The New York City subway, the first rapid-transit system in America, opens. More than 100 workers died during the construction of the first 13 miles of tunnels and track – 1904 (Survival of the Fittest: Thanks to unions, … Continue reading

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Lee County is not for sale!

Diane Kearns,Mary Jo Riesberg,Samantha West,Senator Bob Dvorsky, Sue Dvorsky,Keokuk City Councilman Roger Bryant,Senator Rich Taylor,Senator Tom Courtney. Not pictured Tom Courtney’s wife and Lee County Labor Council President Buddy Howard. Terry Branstad wants to win Lee County. We say it’s not for … Continue reading

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Waterloo workers support fastfood workers

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Defamation lawsuit against Branstad to move forward

A defamation lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad will move forward after a key ruling Friday that two dissenting justices say could expose state officials to more lawsuits. Christopher Godfrey, Iowa’s workers’ compensation commissioner, sued Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and … Continue reading

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Endorsement: Bruce Braley is better choice

The campaign between Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst for the U.S. Senate has been an exhibition of American politics at its worst. It has been a $28 million parade of dismal attack ads that have reduced the candidates to evil … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Ad Tells Congress: Listen to Workers, Say No to Fast Track

  Capitol South Metro “Station Domination” will blanket subway station with “the faces of trade”   (Washington, DC, October 27, 2014) Today, the AFL-CIO and its affiliates began an unconventional four-week ad campaign designed to ensure that when Congress returns … Continue reading

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Questions piling up for Ernst

Joni Ernst seems to be disrespecting quite a few folks. You may have read in our U.S. Senate endorsement that Ernst, Republican candidate for the office, “failed to make time in her schedule” to meet with the Editorial Board at … Continue reading

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