Daily Archives: July 7, 2015

Improvement of Glass-Steagall Act Needed to Protect Economy for Working Families

In response to the introduction of the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act,”AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement: We applaud the reintroduction of the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act,” which will help restore our out-of-balance economy so that it works for … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Supports Greek Voters’ Call to End Austerity

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in the wake of Greek voters opposing the bailout referendum: The Greek people have spoken loudly: “End the austerity now.” We need President Obama and the Administration to send a clear message to the International … Continue reading

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Iowans Slam Governor Branstad for Putting Politics Ahead of Iowa Students

IDP Joins House & Senate Democrats in Calling for Special Session   DES MOINES – Iowans, Democrats and Republicans alike, have come together in recent days to voice their strong disapproval with Governor Terry Branstad for his outright unwillingness to … Continue reading

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Senate Leaders Announce Plans to Issue Formal Call for Special Session

DES MOINES — In an effort to maintain quality education across Iowa and to ensure access to mental health services for Iowans, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Senate President Pam Jochum of Dubuque announced plans to … Continue reading

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We’re Sorry

Good morning, Governor Branstad- I know you’re going to get a lot of angry emails today. You’re also bound to get a lot of distraught emails from school districts. This is different. It’s an apology. I was raised by a … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 08 First anthracite coal strike in U.S. – 1842 Labor organizer Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor born on Staten Island, N.Y. Among her activities: investigating child labor in glass factories and mines, and working undercover in meat packing plants to … Continue reading

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