Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

World to See How Bad TPP Is After Final Deal Reached

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After negotiators reached a final deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement: We are disappointed that our negotiators rushed to conclude the TPP in Atlanta, given all the concerns that have been raised by … Continue reading

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Three months after vetoing education funding, Governor seeks to unilaterally give $37 million on-going tax cut to big corporations

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  Branstad’s attempt to bypass 150 legislators is ‘outrageous’   Statement by Senator Joe Bolkcom, Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee   “This July, when Governor Branstad vetoed the $56 million, one-time funding compromise for Iowa’s local students, … Continue reading

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Growing Number of IA Survivors Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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DES MOINES, Iowa – This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Iowa and the yearly event is among the reasons why the number of survivors continues to grow across the state and nationwide. The death rate from breast cancer in … Continue reading

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CALL TO ACTION

The Iowa City City Council is going to be talking about the minimum wage this Tuesday at 5:00 pm and WE NEED YOU THERE! City Councilors have only heard from businesses that are opposed to increasing the wage and need … Continue reading

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Share your concerns about Iowa’s Medicaid privatization

If you are concerned about Governor Branstad’s reckless privatization of Iowa Medicaid, make your voice heard. Senate Democrats are holding listening posts to hear what you have to say about Medicaid privatization. Here are the listening posts that have been … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 05 A strike by set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, Calif., when scabs try to cross the picket line. The incident is still identified as “Hollywood Black Friday” and … Continue reading

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