Daily Archives: May 11, 2015

Cedar Rapids NALC Food Drive 2015

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Make America work for the many, not the few

During the last three decades, the American economy has doubled in size, but the wages of most Americans have gone nowhere when adjusted for inflation. If the economy grew but wages are stagnant, where did the money go? To the … Continue reading

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Women deserve equality this Mother’s Day, and every day

On Mother’s Day, we should all honor the strong women who raised us. Unfortunately, there aren’t any cards giving many Moms the appropriate thanks — for doing the same job as Dad while earning significantly less. And while cards and … Continue reading

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Scholarships for injured workers

Former Congressman Bruce Braley has established a scholarship through a gift to the Iowa Association for Justice. The Byard Braley Scholarship Fund is in honor of Congressman Braley’s father, who was seriously injured at work at a young age. Scholarships … Continue reading

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Iowa teachers deserve our appreciation

For more than 30 years, the National Parent Teachers Association has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who use their passion and skills to educate our kids. Teacher Appreciation Week … Continue reading

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AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 STATEMENT ON REPRESENTATIVES HEATON AND DOLECHECK’S MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTES AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNOR

 DES MOINES – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement about the agreement on the mental health institutes between Representatives Heaton and Dolecheck and the Governor’s Office: “This agreement does not meet the needs of … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 11 Nationwide railway strike begins at Pullman, Ill. Nearly 260,000 railroad workers ultimately joined the strike to protest wage cuts by the Pullman Palace Car Co. – 1894 Seventeen crewmen on the iron ore freighter Henry Steinbrenner die when … Continue reading

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