Daily Archives: May 12, 2016

Analysis: Supreme Court Obstructionism + Trump Nomination = Good-Bye GOP Senate Majority

A wealth of swing-state and national polling has been released since Justice Scalia’s death in February when Republicans launched an immediate and united front against any nominee to replace him. None of it has been positive for the GOP. Republicans … Continue reading

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Chuck Grassley is coming after Progress Iowa, and we need your help to fight back.

Will you make a donation today to help us hold Grassley accountable for his obstruction of the Supreme Court? Grassley has been engaging in unprecedented obstruction of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, refusing to even hold a hearing in the … Continue reading

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Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is this Saturday

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The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is this Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 … Continue reading

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Why Courts Matter

By Sue Dinsdale, Iowa ARA As part of the Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition, Iowa ARA members and supporters joined with others from across Iowa and the country to tell our Senators: DO YOUR JOB.   The group spent the day … Continue reading

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Donate to the Verizon Striking Families Solidarity Fund.

SUPPORT STRIKING WORKERS. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION  

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Labor History

May 13 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Mont. – 1893 The Canadian government establishes the Department of Labour. It took the U.S. another four years – 1909 Some 10,000 IWW dock workers strike in Philadelphia – 1913 UAW … Continue reading

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Quote of the day:

Al Ekblad, Executive Secretary of the Montana AFL-CIO “I think we’re at a turning point in history. We’re not talking about just the survival of the labor movement. We’re talking about the survival of the middle class.”

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