Daily Archives: July 8, 2015

Iowa Educators Speak Out Against Branstad’s K-12 Funding Veto

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Council Bluffs Superintendent: “Governor’s veto was a Significant Blow to Education” Pella Superintendent: Branstad’s actions a “bait-and-switch”   DES MOINES – Following Governor Branstad’s veto of $55 million in education funding last week, educators across Iowa are criticizing the Governor … Continue reading

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Mental-health facility veto hurt many

How many of you know your governor closed Clarinda and Mt. Pleasant mental health institutes at midnight on the first of July 2015? The Mount Pleasant and Clarinda mental health institutes closed their doors and everyone who worked there was … Continue reading

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SENATORS WARREN, McCAIN, CANTWELL AND KING INTRODUCE 21ST CENTURY GLASS-STEAGALL ACT

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  Text of the Legislation Fact Sheet Washington, DC – Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), John McCain (R-AZ), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Angus King (I-ME) today will re-introduce the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act, a modern version of the Banking Act of … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 09 The worst rail accident in U.S. history occurs when two trains pulled by 80-ton locomotives collided head-on at Dutchman’s curve in west Nashville, Tenn. 101 people died, another 171 were injured – 1918 New England Telephone “girls” strike … Continue reading

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