Daily Archives: March 24, 2015

Iowa activists challenge Democratic candidates to be ‘bold’

Dozens of liberal and Democratic activists from around Iowa have signed onto a statement challenging the party’s presidential candidates to embrace “big, bold, economic populist ideas” in 2016. Among the Iowa signatories on the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s “Ready for … Continue reading

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Stuff the Bus Book Drive

We are collecting new and gently used children’s books with a focus on birth to age 8. The books will be distributed United Way of Central Iowa Women’s Leadership Connection supported centers. According to early literacy research, within the U.S., … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 25 Toronto printers strike for the 9-hour day in what is believed to be Canada’s first major strike – 1872 First “Poor People’s March” on Washington, in which jobless workers demanded creation of a public works program. Led by … Continue reading

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Payroll debit cards must be fair for Iowa workers

This week, the Senate approved legislation aimed at clarifying the law regarding payroll cards. A payroll card — which is similar to a debit card — is an increasingly popular way to pay employees. Legislators recently heard from Iowans who … Continue reading

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