Daily Archives: March 12, 2015

You’ve got to wonder what other states think of the debate Iowa is having over local school funding.

By Senator Mike Gronstal, Majority Leader of the Iowa Senate. You’ve got to wonder what other states think of the debate Iowa is having over local school funding. Davenport’s school superintendent, Dr. Art Tate, recently announced his plans to disobey … Continue reading

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AFSCME Local 2985 donating to National Veterans Tee Tournament

AFSCME Local 2985 will be donating $825 to the National Veterans TEE Tournament next week at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville.  It’s set to take place Thursday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. The TEE tournament is a golf … Continue reading

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Time to put Iowa back in front of the pack

“Let me ask you this very hard question: When did we decide that middle of the pack was good enough when it came to our children’s education?” If that question sounds familiar, it should. Gov. Terry Branstad said them. In … Continue reading

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Unions bowl for MDA

33 rd Annual Union Bowl Each year Waterloo and Cedar Rapids Unions compete at the bowling alley to raise money for MDA. This year Cedar Rapids raised $19,864.75 and Waterloo: $17,075. The highest Individual Fundraiser was Jessical Mcal – IBEW … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 13 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel. The newspaper was quoting a typesetter while reporting on replacement workers who had agreed to work for … Continue reading

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