Daily Archives: August 29, 2016

Will Fisher, Union Veterans Council, at the IFl Convention

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Koch Brothers are behind Americans for Prosperity

In his Aug. 16 column, Drew Klein of Americans for Prosperity presented their organization as being responsive to the needs of Iowa teachers. Nothing could be further from the truth, and their attack on the Iowa State Education Association isn’t what they … Continue reading

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Judge Court-Orders Violent Sexual Offender to Woodward Resource Center

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DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding a judge court-ordering a predatory inmate to Woodward Resource Center: “In a move set to take place on Tuesday, a judge has court-ordered an Iowa … Continue reading

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Two Officers Assaulted at Understaffed Clarinda Correctional Facility

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the Sunday evening assault on two correctional officers by an inmate at the Clarinda Correctional Facility: “On Sunday, August 21, 2016, two correctional officers were … Continue reading

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Monica Vernon Tours Iron Workers Local 89 Training Center with Congresswomen Bustos, Frankel, and Dingell to Discuss Workforce Development

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CEDAR RAPIDS – As students and educators across Iowa head back to school this week, Monica Vernon hosted Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22), and Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12) for a tour of the apprenticeship program offered at … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 29 Sixty letter carriers from 18 states meet in a room above Schaefer’s Saloon on Plankinton Avenue in Milwaukee. They unanimously adopt a resolution to form a National Association of Letter Carriers – 1889 Seventy-five workers die when the … Continue reading

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The fight for the VA is far from over

Sisters and Brothers, The fight for the VA is far from over. Greedy politicians and their corporate backers want nothing more than to destroy and privatize our VA. And privatization — that’s just a fancy word for saying “I want … Continue reading

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