Daily Archives: November 10, 2015

Iowa Veterans to Oppose Senator Grassley’s obstruction of judicial nominees

Veteran’s Day demonstration to oppose Senator Grassley’s obstruction outside his office in Des Moines Des Moines, Iowa —  November 11 at 12:00 PM the Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition will be joined by Iowa veterans in a demonstration outside Senator … Continue reading

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Despite Legal Setback on Immigration Relief, Working People Keep Up Fight for Stronger Protections

In response to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Texas v. U.S., AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement:   Yesterday’s court decision further stalling relief for millions of working people was not a surprise, but … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2015

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The firm hand hits rough seas

Chet Culver popped to mind last week, for some reason. Maybe it’s because the current governor who unseated Culver in 2010 by highlighting the Democrat’s chronic spasms of mismanagement, while promising a firmer hand on the tiller, just had a … Continue reading

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Fight for $15 a Powerful Example of Collective Action

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on protests with fast food workers happening nationwide today:   “The Fight for $15 movement is one of the most powerful examples of collective action. Having a voice on the job is a basic … Continue reading

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Raising the minimum wage: A closer look into Iowa’s wage woes

DES MOINES, Iowa —KCCI aired its first part of a three-part special report Monday that examines issues Democratic candidates are expected to cover during Saturday’s debate at Drake University. Watch video Democratic candidates are calling for a minimum wage increase. … Continue reading

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Iowa Policy Project Update

Unwrapping presents for those who get everything  It’s been five months since the Iowa Legislature adjourned, and law keeps getting made. Two big changes will mean big gifts to certain businesses. Nothing new there. Iowa treats businesses quite well, and … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 11 Haymarket martyrs hanged, convicted in the bombing deaths of eight police during a Chicago labor rally – 1887 A confrontation between American Legionnaires and Wobblies during an Armistice Day Parade in Centralia, Wash., results in six deaths. One … Continue reading

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