Daily Archives: March 25, 2016

We need your help – Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Rock Rapids, Ocheyedan, and Orange City next week

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We need your help – Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Rock Rapids, Ocheyedan, and Orange City next week. Can you be there to ask him a question, face to face? Senator Grassley has refused to even hold a hearing … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Applauds New Lifesaving Silica Dust Rules

Statement of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka on OSHA’s new workplace silica standards Today millions of workers can literally breathe easier knowing that they will not have to sacrifice their lungs and their lives by working in deadly silica dust. The … Continue reading

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Grassley ad misinforms Iowans over Supreme Court

A group is running television advertisements in Iowa on behalf of Sen. Chuck Grassley saying that he wants “the people” to select the next U.S. Supreme Court justice to replace the Honorable Antonin Scalia, via this year’s presidential election.  Grassley justifies refusing … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 26 San Francisco brewery workers begin a 9-month strike as local employers follow the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association. and fire their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along, kept producing … Continue reading

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Branstad’s April Fool’s Day joke, “Medicaid Privatization”

By Rick Smith03/25/16 DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Branstad’s launching of this unproven, poorly executed and dubious Medicaid Privatization plan on April 1 (April Fool’s Day) should be a warning to all. The history and definition of April Fool’s Day … Continue reading

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