Daily Archives: June 10, 2015

Baltimore Steelworker Invites Pres. Obama to Witness Results of Past Failed Trade Policies

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AFL-CIO, USW Launches New Trade Ad   See Mike’s Message to President Obama Here   (Washington, DC) – A new ad from the AFL-CIO and USW highlights how the loss of manufacturing jobs due to bad trade policy over the … Continue reading

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The Economic Benefits and Costs of U.S. Trade

Jeffrey D. Sachs1 May 6, 2015   The President’s Council of Economic Advisers has recently put out a report on The Economic Benefits of U.S. Trade. The Council seems to forget that trade and foreign investment flows have costs as … Continue reading

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Don’t be too quick to back Wal-Mart

Please, not so fast Rekha Basu on embracing Wal-Mart business practices. [“Changes tempt us to give Wal-Mart a chance,” June 5.] The improvement in Wal-Mart’s employee wages and treatment is admirable. However, Wal-Mart’s predatory business practices have destroyed Iowa small … Continue reading

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Unions will dedicate new airport flagpole

WATERLOO — A new flagpole donated by local unions, adjacent to the welcome sign at the Waterloo Regional Airport, will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Local unions representing communication workers, electrical workers, machinists, auto workers, postal workers and letter … Continue reading

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More Iowa Children Getting Summer Meals

Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: While the annual break from school does mean more Iowa kids struggling with hunger, there has been a marked increase in those being served by Summer Nutrition Programs. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr. … Continue reading

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Levin Trade Speech: Withhold Fast Track Until TPP is on Course On House floor, urges a no vote on TPA

WASHINGTON – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today gave the following speech on the House floor urging opposition to the Hatch-Wyden-Ryan trade promotion authority legislation: I. Congressional role in trade policy It has been over 12 … Continue reading

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Iowa Democratic Party Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Award Recipients

DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party today announced the full list of 2015 Hall of Fame award recipients. The award winners will be honored for their contributions to the Iowa Democratic Party and their local communities at the 2015 … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 11 Representatives from the AFL, Knights of Labor, populists, railroad brotherhoods and other trade unions hold a unity conference in St. Louis but fail to overcome their differences – 1894 (Welcome to the Union: Don’t let management’s voice be … Continue reading

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