Daily Archives: July 9, 2015

Grassley, Iowa could stop hidden ownership

Tax dodging by Google, Apple, and Starbucks, the Fifa corruption scandal. Medicare fraud, arms dealing, human trafficking, terrorism financing, and hidden campaign contributions. What ties these seemingly unrelated stories together? The use of tax havens and anonymous shell companies. Tax … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Doesn’t Have the Faintest Idea What It’s Like to Work Hard for a Living

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to Jeb Bush’s comments that “people need to work longer hours”:  There is always a moment during presidential elections when we get a clear glimpse into who a candidate truly is. Jeb … Continue reading

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Educators say Branstad’s surprise school-funding veto shows “education is slipping on the priority list”

Education leaders say Branstad’s vetoes will hurt students most. Photo by Iowa Democratic Party By Mike Glover        07/09/15 Des Moines, Iowa – Gov. Terry Branstad’s veto of more than $55 million in education funding, approved by a bipartisan group of … Continue reading

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Ongoing mistake in ‘one-time’ rhetoric

The Governor appears to be missing his own point. Vetoing one-time funding for one-time uses — as Governor Branstad did last week — goes against what the Governor himself has been saying. And Iowa students will suffer for it. Set … Continue reading

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Help Save Our Public Postal Service

The Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service is calling for support of two House resolutions that urge restoration of overnight mail service standards and a continuation of six-day delivery. The alliance consists of more than 70 national organizations. … Continue reading

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Special session needed to protect middle-class Iowans

This year, Senate Democrats fought long and hard for education, health care, jobs and public safety initiatives that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class. We hoped to accomplish much more, but after five months of negotiating, we opted for compromise over … Continue reading

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It’s time for a raise.

  In our last membership meeting, we asked our members why they are are joining the fight for $15. Here’s some of their responses. “More time with my family | Mas tiempo con mi familia”.  “I’m joining the Fight for $15 because … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 10 Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and civil rights activist, born – 1875 Some 14,000 federal and state troops finally succeed in putting down the strike against the Pullman Palace Car Co., which had been peaceful until July 5, when … Continue reading

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