Daily Archives: October 31, 2014

ARA Report

Don’t Forget: Tuesday is Election Day! Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day, and seniors in every state will be affected by the results. If right-wing extremists take over both houses of Congress, then Social Security and Medicare will be direct … Continue reading

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9 Iowa values that Joni Ernst opposes

This column is a follow-up to two columns last week that endorsed Joni Ernst. Joni Ernst claims she will bring “Iowa values” to Washington. This sounds nice in a sound bite, but how do Ernst’s actual positions live up to … Continue reading

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Ernst’s Obama criticism at odds with military law

I am a Vietnam War veteran who was a military policeman in DaNang in 1970-71. In early 1972, our president tried to quell inflation by implementing a temporary wage and price freeze over the nation that affected the military. There … Continue reading

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Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades Council helps get out the vote

The Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades Council has been going around various work sites in Iowa, providing a free lunch and some political information. The Trades bought a trailer and converted it into a food cart they take around … Continue reading

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One Year Later: A Vote for Steve King or Joni Ernst is a Vote for Another Government Shutdown

Des Moines, Iowa – One year ago, Congressman Steve King and members of the Republican Party shut down the federal government at an enormous cost. Their actions roiled the country as federal workers were furloughed, national parks were closed, and … Continue reading

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Dear Ms. Ernst,

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  You recently said that a federal minimum wage was “ridiculous.” A policy that protects tens of millions of American workers and whose erosion due to Congressional passivity has left 200,000+ Iowans making less today, adjusted for inflation, than low­wage … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 31 George Henry Evans publishes the first issue of the Working Man’s Advocate, “edited by a Mechanic” for the “useful and industrious classes” in New York City. He focused on the inequities between the “portion of society living in … Continue reading

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