Daily Archives: February 1, 2016

Tragedy Strikes AFSCME Family, Please Help

Dear Sisters and Brothers, AFSCME Local 3015 member John Sorenson’s wife and three young children were tragically killed in a house fire while John was at work. John is a Correctional Officer at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. This is … Continue reading

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Go to Your Caucus

Democratic Party Caucus Locations Republican Party Caucus Locations Iowa Caucus – February 1to the 2016 IOWA CAUCUS .BIZ Caucus Handbook Iowacaucus.biz Des Moines Register info on Cacuses Resolutions for Caucus night – please print out this paper and present it … Continue reading

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Resolutions submissions for Iowa Caucus 2016

Trade We oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the disastrous trade deal written by and for multi-national corporations. We support fair trade that respects, workers, consumers, the environment, and human dignity. School Funding We support full funding of our schools, because every … Continue reading

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Democrats must choose: Poetry or Prose?

DES MOINES, Iowa — Today is the day Democrats must decide among our three presidential candidates. Tonight Democrats will gather with their neighbors in their precinct caucuses and stand with the candidate they believe will best represent their values and … Continue reading

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“Front Porch Focus Group” Explores Appeal of Trump’s Right-Wing Message

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Unique Working America report finds issues, information and a trusted messenger help counter right-wing rhetoric among white working class voters – many of whom are still up for grabs in 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Working America report finds … Continue reading

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Beware of tax-related identity theft

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During tax filing season, identity theft and tax fraud are real concerns. Technology makes it easier for criminals to access people’s personal data, including stealing your name and Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax return and obtain a … Continue reading

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Early reading efforts must be funded

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Iowa schools are committed to identifying reading problems in students early so that they can help students get on track. Being a good reader by the end of third grade is an important predictor of school success, and early intervention … Continue reading

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Celebrities Play Role in Iowa Campaign

AMES, Iowa – We’ve seen pop singers, movie stars, athletes, and well-known politicians join the presidential candidates on stage the last few weeks, but how much impact do they have? Iowa State University political scientist David Andersen says those celebrity … Continue reading

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Voter Registration Ticks Up Ahead of Caucuses

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DES MOINES, Iowa – In order to participate in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses tonight, you not only have to be registered to vote, but you have to declar e a party affiliation. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is … Continue reading

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Union Actor Awards

The SAG-AFTRA – union members awards

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Please, stand with Social Security Works and our partners today

America is facing a retirement income crisis. For the first time in our country’s history, people have to prepare for a lower standard of living in retirement than their parents. As a result, Americans are working well beyond traditional retirement … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 01 Led by 23-year-old Kate Mullaney, the Collar Laundry Union forms in Troy, N.Y., and raises earnings for female laundry workers from $2 to $14 a week – 1864 Bricklayers begin working 8-hour days – 1867 Some 25,000 Paterson, … Continue reading

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