Daily Archives: April 22, 2016

DOT budget cuts spark fight as lawmakers near end

Democratic lawmakers are pledging to fight Republican cuts in the Iowa Department of Transportation’s proposed budget, warning it could lead to unplowed roads, longer waits for driver’s licenses and delays in highway construction projects. The DOT budget issue, which could result in the elimination of … Continue reading

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Stand with Striking Workers!

We are on strike because we will do whatever it takes to create a better workplace for ourselves and those that follow. We’re standing together to make sure the needs of working families are met, instead of standing by as … Continue reading

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2016 Earth Day Report

Democrats are committed to putting out the fire; Republicans deny they can see the smoke. Today is Earth day and the report is mixed. The continued burning of fossil fuels is increasing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 22 Songwriter, musician and activist Hazel Dickens dies at age 75. Among her songs: “They’ll Never Keep Us Down” and “Working Girl Blues.” Cultural blogger John Pietaro: “Dickens didn’t just sing the anthems of labor, she lived them. Her place … Continue reading

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