Daily Archives: January 23, 2015

REPUBLICANS LIMIT ACCESS TO EDUCATION PUBLIC HEARING

Des Moines, Iowa – A public hearing scheduled Monday at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans has been scheduled in a committee room that isn’t big enough to hold legislators and the public. … Continue reading

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Alliance Friday Alert

Alliance Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address; Postal Workers, Alliance and Allies Partner to Institute Postal-Service Banking; The Fight to Preserve Medicare turns 50; SaveOurRetirement.com Launches to Prevent Conflicted Investment Advice; Texas Alliance Holds Convention; Social Security … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Annual Union Membership Report

January 23, 2015   For media interested in further analysis, AFL-CIO Chief Economist William E. Spriggs is available for interviews.   Today’s release of the annual union membership numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in this economic … Continue reading

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John Deere lay offs

ANKENY, Iowa – About 300 John Deere employees in Ankeny are set to be laid off. The company made the announcement Friday morning as part of a move to relieve 900 employees of their duties from plants in Iowa and … Continue reading

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Support sought to overturn Supreme Court political funding decision

ROCK ISLAND — Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision allowed unprecedented amounts of corporate money into political campaigns, grassroots efforts to roll it back continue to gain momentum, according to a Wednesday night film and discussion. … Continue reading

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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 238 PROUD TO ENDORSE MONICA VERNON FOR CONGRESS IN IOWA’S FIRST DISTRICT

Vernon Campaign Receives Early Support from Local 238 CEDAR RAPIDS – Today, Teamsters Local 238 endorsed Monica Vernon for Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District. Vernon is a Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tempore. Gary Dunham, President of … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 24 Krueger’s Cream Ale, the first canned beer, goes on sale in Richmond, Va. Pabst was the second brewer in the same year to sell beer in cans, which came with opening instructions and the suggestion: “cool before serving” … Continue reading

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