Daily Archives: October 19, 2016

Veterans Vote Rallies in Des Moines and Bettendorf

Will Fischer, Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO to Join Iowa AFL-CIO President for Early Vote Rally Who: Will Fischer, Executive Director- Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO, Ken Sagar, President- Iowa AFL-CIO, Jim Mowrer, Veteran, Democrat and Labor Endorsed … Continue reading

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Will local wage laws spark state action?

The question in October is a question for January: Will local minimum wage efforts force a serious debate and action on a meaningful minimum wage for Iowa? The pressure is building in Iowa for a minimum wage increase. Polk County … Continue reading

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Iowa Secretary of State: Elections Are Not Rigged

Gov. Terry Branstad said on Monday morning that he has “great confidence” Iowa’s Secretary of State, county auditors and poll watchers will make sure the upcoming election is “honest and clean.”  But when asked about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Register’s endorsement: Clinton a vote for American values

The outcome of the 2016 presidential election won’t tell us anything we don’t already know about the two major-party candidates — but it will say a lot about who we are. Are we a nation that believes in freedom of … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 17 A huge vat ruptures at a London brewery, setting off a domino effect of similar ruptures, and what was to become known as The London Beer Flood.  Nearly 1.5 million liters of beer gushed into the streets drowning … Continue reading

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