Daily Archives: March 18, 2016

Uncertain wage, certain messages | Iowa Policy Points

“If you work here I’m afraid you’re going to have to get along with less.”   Last fall the Johnson County supervisors gave the county’s low-wage workers a raise, and come May 1 they will get another one. The county … Continue reading

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Call Out Grassley in Person

Senator Grassley will be in Denison Iowa, Monday Morning at the Denison High School. We need people to be part of a welcoming committee, with signs. Senator Grassley needs to do his job and hold meaningful hearings on the proposed … Continue reading

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March 18 : Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now!: Voting Rights

Friday, March 18, 7 pm, African American Museum, 55 – 12th Avenue, SE, Cedar Rapids Labor Center Labor Educator Paul Iversen will lead a presentation and discussion on the history of struggles of disenfranchised groups to achieve voting rights, and … Continue reading

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National Day of Action – Grassley DO YOUR JOB!

Monday, March 21 National Day of Action (hosted by MoveOn.org)   Senator Grassley’s Office in Des Moines: Click here to RSVP for the Des Moines event at 12:00 PM Senator Grassley’s Office in Waterloo: Click here to RSVP for the … Continue reading

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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Event – Des Moines Photos

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Dawn’s List Des Moines Awards Program Photos

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Call to Tell Senate Republican Leaders to Do Their Job and Fill the Supreme Court Vacancy

    Senate Republican leaders are refusing to do their job and hold a hearing or a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. It’s time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republican leaders to stop playing political … Continue reading

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Gov. Branstad’s $80 million boondoggle

Some proposals just leave you shaking your head. There’s an excellent example occurring now in Des Moines. It involves the State Historical Building, that boxy structure west of the Capitol housing the state museum and state library and archives. Gov. … Continue reading

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Social Security is the solution

We’re used to the annual budgets Paul Ryan and his colleagues in the House of Representatives put out. Trillions of dollars in cuts — mostly to programs that help low-income individuals and seniors — coupled with enormous tax cuts for … Continue reading

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Union members and Working Families in Waterloo are raising funds to send Veterans to Washington DC

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Local Unions and H and H Foundation are teaming up to hold a dance to benefit Sullivan – Hartogh – Davis Post 730 Honor Flights in the Cedar Valley. Many of our members have served our country and we try … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 19 U.S. Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of the Adamson Act, a federal law that established an eight-hour workday, with overtime pay, for interstate railway workers. Congress passed the law a year earlier to avert a nationwide rail strike … Continue reading

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