Daily Archives: March 31, 2016

Quad Cities Coalition for Worker Justice Holds Rally at Brandt Construction

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Brandt Construction asks NLRB to postpone hearing while company owner vacations in Italy By Tracy Leone Dakota Upshaw has been on strike against Milan, Illinois-based Brandt Construction Company since last July. He had been working for Brandt’s subcontractor Hybrand in … Continue reading

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REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO STOP MEDICAID PRIVATIZATION OR PROVIDE OVERSIGHT

Des Moines, IA – With Medicaid privatization just two days away, Republicans in the Iowa House refused to stop the Governor’s plan to privatize health care for 560,000 Iowans or even provide additional oversight. “House Republicans have known about this … Continue reading

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Senility in the Senate

Senator Grassley has been sending out a form letter to constituents regarding his refusal to hold a Senate Judicial Committee hearing on President Obama’s nomination ofMerrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court. The lines in his letter marked bold are worth … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 01 Many believe that Cincinnati on this day became the first U.S. city to pay fire fighters a regular salary. Others say no, it was Boston, back in 1678, exact date unknown – 1853 United Mine Workers of America … Continue reading

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