Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Session Ends

Democrats opened the 2017 Iowa Legislature ready to work together with the Republican-led majority to make progress for all Iowans again. But Republicans chose a different path this session. And Iowans noticed. Instead of working with us, Republicans chose to … Continue reading

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Hogg says Democrats will defend IPERS

Hogg says Democrats will defend IPERS Iowa legislative Democrats warned Thursday they are planning to do battle next year if Republicans seek to make major changes to state’s public employee retirement system. Iowa Sen. Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, the … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Names Paul Lemmon Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the President

(Washington, DC, Friday, April 28, 2017) –AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka has named Paul Lemmon as his chief of staff and executive assistant. Paul is a third-generation coal miner from western Pennsylvania, who has an established record as an organizer, … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: August Spies “The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today.” August Spies was a radical labor activist and newspaper editor who was one of the anarchists in Chicago executed … Continue reading

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