Daily Archives: November 6, 2015

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill Providing One-time Payment of $581 to Social Security Beneficiaries, Veterans On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced S. 2251, the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act. The bill would provide a one-time payment in 2016 … Continue reading

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Women and Families’ Economic Security in Iowa

When it comes to economic well-being, families in Iowa are experiencing a mixed blessing. On one hand, household incomes in Iowa are higher than the national average—thanks in no small part to the economic contributions of working women. But on … Continue reading

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Nobody does it like the Unions

This week we celebrate “National Apprenticeship Week.” Unions have been funding and operating apprenticeship programs for more than 100 years. The unions and signatory employers have funded more than $1 billion for apprentice and journey-level education at more than 1,600 … Continue reading

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Iowa Youth Caucus events in 23 counties on November 19th

About two dozen Iowa counties plan to host “Iowa Youth Caucus” events on Thursday, November 19th. Secretary of State Paul Pate says 1200 junior and senior high school students have already signed up to attend. “Both parties are participating in … Continue reading

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Statewide events honor veterans

Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs has compiled a list of events happening throughout the state over the next several days to celebrate our veterans and honor their service. Find the list at https://goo.gl/6MEIZw. … Continue reading

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GUEST OPINION: Bringing back our factories: The silver bullet for the Democratic Party

It is rare that there is a single task that can solve most of our economic problems. When this opportunity arises, it is imperative that this task becomes the focus of public policy. Bringing our factories back from China and … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 07 Some 1,300 building trades workers in eastern Massachusetts participated in a general strike on all military work in the area to protest the use of open-shop (a worksite in which union membership is not required as a condition … Continue reading

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