Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Executive Council and Endorsement

The AFL-CIO is committed to a Raising Wages agenda, and to using that agenda to drive our politics. Our Executive Council will discuss the 2016 election cycle during its Winter Meeting, but no presidential endorsement will be made.  From the … Continue reading

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Grassley taking Supreme Court issue ‘one step at a time’

MARENGO, Ia.— U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley made only one thing clear Tuesday about filling the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia: He’s taking the issue “one step at a time.” Iowa’s senior U.S. senator … Continue reading

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Davenport Area Medicaid Privatization Meeting

Davenport area residents are invited to join Senators Chris Brase and Joe Seng for a discussion of Medicaid privatization and other legislative issues this Friday.  The meeting will be held Friday, February 19th, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at CASI, … Continue reading

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An open letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley

Dear Senator Grassley, I was disappointed to read your statement about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. After praising Scalia, you immediately launched a partisan attack on President Obama. I have no doubt that you intend to join … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 18 One of the first American labor newspapers, The Man, is published in New York City. It cost 1¢ and, according to The History of American Journalism, “died an early death.” Another labor paper, N.Y. Daily Sentinel, had been launched four … Continue reading

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