Daily Archives: May 1, 2015

Protecting Iowa’s Social Security

Statement by Senate President Pam Jochum Governor Branstad is finding out that all Iowans have a personal interest in a strong social safety net.   The most recent poll found that Iowans are opposed to his abrupt, unilateral, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Iowa Politics

Iowa: PPP tossed in some district-level job favorability questions for each of the Hawkeye State’s four members of the House in their latest Iowa poll, the numbers are at least somewhat optimistic for Democrats. In the 1st District, GOP Rep. Rod … Continue reading

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Republicans Reject School Funding Compromise

Des Moines, Iowa – Republicans in the Iowa House rejected a compromise offered by Democrats to resolve the school funding crisis tonight.  Today was the deadline for schools to give pink slips to educators for the upcoming school year. “I’m … Continue reading

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Top Consumer Guide to Supporting Good Jobs Launches 2015 Washington, DC Edition

From the Smithsonian to the Verizon Center, Labor 411 features thousands of products and services that boost the middle class WASHINGTON, DC – Supporting the middle class just got easier with the launch of the 2015 EDITION OF LABOR 411 … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 02 Chicago’s first Trades Assembly, formed three years earlier, sponsors a general strike by thousands of workers to enforce the state’s new 8-hour-day law. The one-week strike was unsuccessful – 1867 Birth of Richard Trevellick, a ship carpenter, founder … Continue reading

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