Daily Archives: October 30, 2014

Grassley and Harkin Call on Postal Service to Ensure All Absentee Ballots are Counted

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) today called on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to make all possible effort to ensure that Iowa absentee ballots are counted. Specifically, the senators issued a letter to … Continue reading

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You Still Have Time to Influence the Outcome of the 2014 Election

OK, so you’ve researched the candidates and figured out which ones are the best for working families. And you’ve either voted early or made a plan to vote. But you just don’t feel like you’ve done enough to make sure that … Continue reading

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‘Meet Labor’s Endorsed Candidates’ moved

‘Meet Labor’s Endorsed Candidates’ moved  The Dubuque Federation of Labor’s “Meet Labor’s Endorsed Candidates” event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today will be held at the Labor Temple, 1610 Garfield Ave. Due to a scheduling conflict at the UAW hall, … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama is fired up and wants to see you this Saturday!

As Election Day is rapidly approaching, we need your help in making sure folks get to the polls! Details below: http://action.cheribustos.com/page/s/FLOTUS-rally For entry, tickets must be picked up in advance. Tickets will be available for pick-up between 9am and 9pm Thursday and Friday at … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Denounces Wayne Williams Unfounded Attacks on Colorado Election Laws

(Washington, DC, October, 30, 2014) – During a Tuesday night interview on Fox News, Wayne Williams, the County Clerk for Colorado’s El Paso County and GOP candidate for Secretary of State, attempted to discredit new Colorado voting laws that led … Continue reading

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Harkin: Braley would continue Iowa’s balance in Senate

This column is a followup to two columns last week that endorsed Joni Ernst in the U.S. Senate race. I want to thank you, my fellow Iowans, for the honor of representing you in the U.S. Senate for 30 years. … Continue reading

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Iowa AFL-CIO REACHING THOUSANDS THROUGH ON THE GROUND EFFORTS

Union members turning out the vote to protect important issues   Des Moines – Ken Sagar, President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, announced today that their program, which began in August, is well on track to complete over … Continue reading

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Help for victims of domestic violence

Posted: 29 Oct 2014 09:43 AM PDT October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and break down stereotypes about domestic violence. Domestic violence knows no cultural or economic barriers. According to the Iowa Attorney General’s office, … Continue reading

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2 years after the Korea trade agreement, Braley’s no vote proves wise

During the first two years of the U.S.-Korea “free trade” agreement, the United States’ agricultural exports to Korea fell, Korean imports of automobiles soared and the trade deficit exploded 50 percent. Using the official U.S. government export-to-job ratio, the huge … Continue reading

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