Daily Archives: March 30, 2016

Waterloo and Cedar Rapids have been fighting it out in the alleys for years.

Over $30,000 was raised during the Union Bowl this year with Cedar Rapids raising the most, and taking home the traveling trophy again this year. The 34th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Union bowling events was held March 6 in … Continue reading

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In Friedrichs Decision, Working People Win, Press Forward

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: Today, working people have persevered in the face of another attack on our rights. All over the country working people are showing … Continue reading

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Working families poised to take fight-back against wealthy special interests’ agenda, exposed in Friedrichs and SCOTUS fight, to polls in November

WASHINGTON—In issuing a 4-4 opinion in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an attempt by wealthy special interests to restrict opportunities for America’s teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and others who provide our vital services … Continue reading

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Iowa Supreme Court Begins Felon Voting-Rights Hearing

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Supreme Court is to hear arguments today in a case that potentially could lift the state’s lifetime voting ban for people with felonies. The Iowa Constitution denies voting rights for anyone convicted of an … Continue reading

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Where is Chuck

Where is Chuck HOTLINE: 515-421-8997 Wednesday, March 30, 2016 14: number of days since President Obama nominated Merrick Garland 67: average number of days for a Supreme Court confirmation vote (for nominees since 1975) 295: number of days left in … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 31 President Martin Van Buren issues a broadly-applicable executive order granting the 10-hour day to all government employees engaged in manual labor – 1840  (Your Rights in the Workplace, 10th edition: The most substantial “employee rights” reference we’ve found. … Continue reading

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