Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

Actions speak louder than words.

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This weekend we watched in horror as white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, waving Nazi symbols, chanting hateful Nazi slogans, and committing violent acts of terrorism. Their hatred and their violence should be condemned, and has no place in our … Continue reading

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Health Care Forum to be held in Ames

  Health Care Field professionals will be participating in an Ames town hall forum Tuesday, August 15 to discuss health care. The presentation will focus on the impact of potential legislative/administrative changes at both the state and national levels. Those … Continue reading

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Working People Set High Bar for NAFTA Renegotiation

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the first NAFTA renegotiation round: The North American Free Trade Agreement has flat-out failed working people. For more than two decades, NAFTA has damaged communities and lowered wages for working people across North … Continue reading

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Special Election Winner Notes Failure of Transgender Attack Ads

  August 14, 2017 – Kevin Patrick Allen, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window As a Fairfield school board member, Phil Miller voted to allow transgender students to use restrooms based on their gender identity. (martyspittle/Pixabay) FAIRFIELD, Iowa – … Continue reading

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“Speaking of Work”: Look for Iowa Labor History in the UI Mobile Museum this summer! The Labor Center’s “Speaking of Work” exhibit, featuring Iowa labor history and the Iowa Labor History Oral Project, is now touring the state in the … Continue reading

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Senator Flake Busts Estate Tax Myths

Senator Flake Busts Estate Tax Myths | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Republican Senator Jeff Flake busted several myths about estate tax repeal, a central part of both President Trump’s and the House GOP’s tax plans, in a recent … Continue reading

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Alternative license plates — your choice?

Alternative license plates — your choice? – Iowa Policy Points The state of Iowa wants to redecorate Iowans’ vehicles with a new license plate design. And Iowans get a say in it — a public vote is underway on three … Continue reading

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Labor History

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Labor Quote of the Day: Lech Walesa “He who puts out his hand to stop the wheel of history will have his fingers crushed.” Walesa co-founded and headed Solidarity, the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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