Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

Individual political donors losing clout

Individual political donors from Iowa have pumped more than $43 million into political races the past three years, but knowing the impact of those donations may be hard to determine. The reason: the growth of anonymous donors and Super PACs. … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

Dear Sisters and Brothers, One week ago, our nation held an election. Like me, many of you were probably disappointed about the results in many of the races. However, for me, a little bit of time, and the specialness of … Continue reading

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Democratic Senators elect leaders; Plan to strengthen Iowa’s middle class during the 2015 session

Photos and online version at: http://www.senate.iowa.gov/democrats/democratic-senators-elect-leaders-plan-to-strengthen-iowas-middle-class-during-the-2015-session/   (Des Moines)  On Sunday, November 9, the new 26-member Democratic majority of the Iowa Senate met to elect their legislative leaders and welcome three newly elected members.   The three new elected Democratic … Continue reading

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Lane Evans leaves behind a legacy of public service

Former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans was remembered Thursday as a gentle soul who worked ceaselessly to help veterans and the common man in a 24-year political career. Evans, who battled Parkinson’s since 1995, died Wednesday night. He’d represented the 17th … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Executive Council Recommits to Robust Campaign Around Raising Wages

  (November 7, 2014, Washington, DC) – Today, the AFL-CIO Executive Council met to discuss the midterm elections and outline next steps. Despite some disappointing political results for millions of union members and working families, the elections highlighted that the … Continue reading

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ARA Report

Election Results Heavily Favor Republicans over Democrats A Republican tide swept over the country Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress. The GOP’s crowning achievement was capturing a majority in the U.S. Senate. Republicans have picked up seven Senate … Continue reading

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History shows: Elections do matter

One hundred and fifty years ago today Americans went to the polls in the most important election in our history. On Nov. 8, 1864, Abraham Lincoln won a second term as president. Lincoln’s victory ensured Union victory in the Civil … Continue reading

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Lee County: Steward School

Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 am-3 pm, 301 Blondeau St., Keokuk (Lee County Labor Temple) Agenda will cover roles of union stewards, legal rights, grievance handling, and internal organizing. Free and open to all area union members. Sponsored by the Lee … Continue reading

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