Daily Archives: February 6, 2015

Support FairPoint Workers

Our brothers and sisters at FairPoint Communications have now been on strike for over 100 days. In Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, 2,000 union members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America are striking … Continue reading

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Legislative Update –

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By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor All over the capitol, you’ll hear the same refrain from legislators from both parties. “We have no money this year.” It’s amazing what short memories they have, since many of them helped … Continue reading

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The Launch of Moral Mondays Iowa

Monday, February 9th Noon Iowa State Capitol Rm. 15.4 (walk through Room G15). Title for February 9th: FAIR AND ADEQUATE FUNDING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION Moral Mondays is a collaborative project designed to highlight the progress at work in the Iowa … Continue reading

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Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficits Widen, Further Exposing Failed Policy

In December the trade deficit in goods and services made its largest percentage jump in more than five years and the 2014 yearly total is its highest since 2012 – which begs the question: Why is the Obama administration doubling … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 07 Union miners in Cripple Creek, Colo., begin what is to become a five-month strike that started when mine owners cut wages to $2.50 a day, from $3. The state militia was called out in support of the strikers—the … Continue reading

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Iowa Voters Want End to “Governing Under the Influence”

February 6, 2015 – John Michaelson, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: With political spending growing ever larger and voter engagement on the decline, a weekend event in Iowa seeks to reverse those trends and make … Continue reading

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