Daily Archives: February 5, 2015

We’ve got to level the playing field for American workers.

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Hi there, We’ve got to level the playing field for American workers. Nearly 900,000 U.S. jobs were lost in 2013 due to America’s trade deficit with Japan (including 466,000 in manufacturing). Japan’s currency cheating is driving the deficit — and … Continue reading

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Public meeting on Gov. Branstad’s push to close Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute

Saturday, February 7th 12-2 PM at Mount Pleasant Public Library   UPDATE: Media invited to public forum, NOT to MHI tour. According to coordinating staff at the Mount Pleasant facility, media is not allowed on the tour due to concerns … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 06 Ironworkers from six cities meet in Pittsburgh to form the Int’l Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers of America. Their pay in Pittsburgh at the time: $2.75 for a 9-hour day – 1896 It took 1,231 firefighters … Continue reading

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