Daily Archives: April 22, 2015

House GOP budget “devastating” to Iowa’s middle class families

Statement by Senator Bob Dvorsky, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee   “The budget targets released today by the Republican leaders of the Iowa House would be a devastating blow to Iowa’s families.  House Republicans appear determined to needlessly deny … Continue reading

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Lee County Labor Council Worker’s Memorial Day Tribute

Pictured is a memorial on display at the Fort Madison Labor Center. Listed are the names and workplaces of Iowan’s killed on the job in 2014. Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: April Showers Bring Big Wins For Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.   Harvard Hotel Workers Make Smart Choice to Organize: Following a two year campaign, workers at the Soldiers … Continue reading

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Waterloo activists join fight against proposed trade agreement 1 Print Email

WATERLOO | For a couple of Waterloo activists, there’s a lot not to like about a proposed international trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But among their biggest concerns is a lack of transparency about just what would be … Continue reading

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Democrats defend civil rights, Medicaid and education from Republican attacks

Democrats have long fought to protect the most vulnerable among us, fought for the future of our children, and stood up for the rights of all citizens. That fighting spirit was on display this past week under the Golden Dome … Continue reading

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Helping veterans access the benefits they’ve earned

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Our veterans deserve to know all the services, benefits and programs they qualify for. House File 414 will help them more easily access information on ways to apply for benefits they have earned through their military service. The Senate and … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 23 Songwriter, musician and activist Hazel Dickens dies at age 75. Among her songs: “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” and “Working Girl Blues.” Cultural blogger John Pietaro: “Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them. Her … Continue reading

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