Daily Archives: June 1, 2016

Labor Sets the Record Straight: Judge is Wrong to say Labor didn’t work with her on Collective Bargaining Legislation.

Des Moines, IA – In a recent debate with other candidates for United States Senate, former Lt. Governor Patty Judge stated inaccurately that she did not have an opportunity to work with labor organizations in the crafting of legislation that … Continue reading

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Send Orrin Hatch a message: Donate to Social Security Works to support our “unreasonable” stance against cutting Social Security benefits.

When Charles Blahous III — the mastermind behind George W. Bush’s plan to privatize Social Security — was nominated to serve a second term on the Social Security and Medicare board of trustees, we sprung into action, mobilizing opposition to … Continue reading

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Editorial: State must do more to stop payday lending

Payday lenders gouge the poor. They offer “cash advances” or “check loans” due for repayment on a customer’s next payday. Some charge interest rates as high as 360 percent and employ deceptive and illegal practices to take advantage of consumers … Continue reading

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Over 100 Veterans Call On Senator Grassley To Do His Job On Memorial Day In Hometown Paper

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Why Courts Matter Iowa Takes Out Newspaper Ad In Grassley’s Hometown Newspaper Calling On Him To Hold Supreme Court Hearing DES MOINES – America will celebrate its veterans this Memorial Day weekend. In turn, Iowa veterans want Senator Grassley to celebrate … Continue reading

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Editorial: Wage hike good for Polk workers and businesses

The majority of states have now raised their minimum wage above the federal level of $7.25 per hour. Cross the border to Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota or South Dakota, and the pay floor is higher. But this is Iowa, a state gaining … Continue reading

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