Daily Archives: August 4, 2016

Shocking news about AARP

AARP’s stated mission is to represent the interests of retirees. That’s why we were shocked and angered to learn that AARP has been secretly funding the right-wing, anti-retiree American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since 2014.  ALEC’s agenda includes many proposals … Continue reading

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We have some exciting news for our 2nd Annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed this month:

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Martin O’Malley will be joining us as our featured speaker! The former Maryland Governor sure seemed to enjoy his time campaigning in Iowa before the caucus, and we’re very happy to welcome him back to the state again. Like many … Continue reading

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Political Activist Training – August 19th, 20th & 22nd

The Quad City Federation of Labor will be holding political action training sessions to prepare activists for the 2016 Election. The course is taught by staff from the University of Iowa Labor Center. We are offering the same training on … Continue reading

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Working Class White Guys Against Trump

By Leo W. Gerard USW International President As Hillary Clinton’s “Blue Collar Bus Tour,” travels across Pennsylvania and Ohio, I want to tell you about two angry white men I met at the Democratic National Convention last week. The press … Continue reading

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Fix both ‘cliff effect’ and low minimum wage

Past failures to improve both the minimum wage and child care eligibility should not end up as an excuse to fix neither. As the debate over a Polk County minimum wage continues, the so-called “cliff effect” is being cited as … Continue reading

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