Daily Archives: April 30, 2015

Iowa critical to a victory for Bernie Sanders, backers say

On one recent Iowa visit, Bernie Sanders showed he’s the kind of presidential contender who is perfectly comfortable speaking at a podium that’s actually an overturned milk crate on a tabletop. Sanders, a no-frills man of the people, will be … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Introduction of $12 an Hour Minimum Wage Bill

Today’s introduction of new minimum wage legislation represents significant progress in the powerful, collective movement to raise wages. It’s inspiring to see the momentum generated by working people across the country influence some of the largest corporations and the most … Continue reading

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Will Republicans put aside DC politics and end the school funding crisis?

COMING UP TODAY: Des Moines, Iowa – As schools hand out the final pink slips to teachers across Iowa today, Democrats said they will give House Republicans another chance to compromise and resolve the school funding crisis with a vote … Continue reading

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AFSCME Legislative Report

Iowa House Republicans Propose Much Lower Budget than the Governor and Iowa Senate Democrats Here are the budget targets from Governor Branstad, Senate Democrats, and House Republicans: Administration and Regulation: Governor Branstad: $53,176,922 Senate Democrats: $51,892,994 House Republicans: $49,800,000 Agriculture … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 30 An explosion at the Everettville mine in Everettville, W. Va., kills 109 miners, many of whom lie in unmarked graves to this day – 1927 The Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board implements new rules to speed up … Continue reading

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