Daily Archives: November 5, 2014

Working-Class Voters Put the Economy First

Union members support populist economic agendas despite anti-worker attacks   WASHINGTON, November 5 – Despite some disappointing political results for millions of union members and all working families, the vast majority of Americans made clear that they want an economy … Continue reading

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Midterm Elections Show Money Trumps Democracy

The 2014 Midterm elections will go down as the most expensive in American history, and it was clear that money won. “We ran a robust program, talked to tens of thousands of union members, retirees and households, but we were … Continue reading

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USW Local 310 Women of Steel Donate to Breast Cancer Awareness

As a result of our fundraising efforts for breast cancer awareness, a check from Bridgestone Des Moines Plant and United Steelworkers Local 310 was presented yesterday to Broadlawns Medical Foundation. The more than $2500 will be used to help pay … Continue reading

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Basu: Political pendulum swings the other way, so buckle up

First, the congratulations. Joni Ernst’s election to the U.S. Senate may not have been the outcome most of Iowa’s voting women had hoped for because of some of her beliefs and priorities, but it is a historic win. She broke … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 06 French transport worker and socialist Eugene Pottier dies in Paris at age 71. In 1871 he authored “L’Internationale,” the anthem to international labor solidarity, the first verse of which begins: “Stand up, damned of the Earth; Stand up, … Continue reading

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