Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Black Friday Walmart Action

November 28: Black Friday Action – at Walmart. Cedar Rapids, IA.  SW Side of Walmart. Meet outside of Video Game Store. 7 am. Peaceful, quick and easy. Will march outside of store, deliver letter to manager, give information to employees … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Branstad’s comittment to transparency hazy

In 2010, while campaigning against then-Gov. Chet Culver, Terry Branstad spoke out against the incumbent’s policy of charging citizens an hourly legal fee to have state lawyers review government documents before they were released. At the time, Branstad publicly condemned … Continue reading

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After months of organizing and community pressure, Kossiwa has been paid!

Thanks to your efforts through phone calls, rallies and action the Outback Restaurant has paid Kossiwa for the hours she worked at their now closed Coralville location. During this fight, Organized Labor stepped up to organize rallies in 4 different … Continue reading

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Unions Are Among the Very Few Interest Groups that Represent the Middle Class

Buried deep inside Princeton University political scientist Martin Gilens’ research highlighting the excessive influence the rich have on modern U.S. politics, there is a hidden gem exploring which interest groups best represent the priorities of the middle class. Gilens found … Continue reading

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Maintain postal services, protesters say

DES MOINES — Keep overnight delivery and Saturday service. Eliminate the requirement to prefund future retirement benefits. Stop office closures. That’s the message dozens of postal workers, union leaders and other supporters hoped to get across during a public protest at … Continue reading

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How to get a “veteran” designation on your driver’s license

  Posted: 16 Nov 2014 12:32 PM PST Veterans can get their “veteran” designation on their driver’s license or state identification card. The veteran designation is a voluntary initiative that many veterans may helpful. Thousands of businesses in Iowa and … Continue reading

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Education & job skills for our veterans

  Posted: 15 Nov 2014 12:32 PM PST Iowa has taken big steps to help veterans transition to civilian life with education and training that can move them quickly into the workforce. These efforts are opportunities to honor those who … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 17 The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York is founded “to provide cultural, educational and social services to families of skilled craftsmen.” The Society remains in existence to this day – 1785 Martin … Continue reading

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Good housing for veterans

  Posted: 14 Nov 2014 12:31 PM PST One of the best ways we can welcome veterans to our state is by ensuring they can afford a home that meets their families’ needs. Between 2009 and 2013, Iowa’s Military Home … Continue reading

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