Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

On Iowa Politics: Democratic candidates speak at union event

This week, the On Iowa Politics reporters discuss statements made by Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidates at an at Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO convention Thursday in Altoona as well as higher education tuition and funding in Iowa. On Iowa Politics … Continue reading

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Iowa struggles to hire enough registered nurses at prisons

DES MOINES, IOWA  Iowa is having trouble hiring enough registered nurses to treat prison inmates, so it’s turning to workers with fewer credentials to fill a gap created in part by more competitive benefits in the private sector. Some unions … Continue reading

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Loebsack: Iowa Red Cross Volunteers Need Our Financial Support

Message from Iowa’s only Democratic representative in congress, Dave Loebsack: This weekend, Hurricane Harvey devastated Texans with flooding, high winds, and heavy rains. As many as 30,000 may be forced into shelters and 450,000 are likely to seek some form … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2017

There is a holiday approaching that working people along with labor unions advocated and fought for on behalf of all workers. On this holiday, workers from many sectors enjoy a paid day off to celebrate our accomplishments as a nation … Continue reading

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Texas Working People Step Up in Worst Storm Ever

   As Hurricane Harvey and its remnants bring unprecedented flooding and damage to a huge portion of Texas, working people in the state are going above and beyond their duties to help one another, Texas AFL-CIO President John Patrick said … Continue reading

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Democratic candidates of Iowa’s race for governor honing messages

Gubernatorial hopefuls seek to distinguish themselves The field appears to have settled on seven Democrats seeking to become the party’s nominee for governor in 2018. And those seven Democratic candidates are honing their messages to voters nearly 10 months out … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Courtney Crimson, a dancer at the Lusty Lady: “The Lusty Lady has started a revolution for the rights of sex workers everywhere. And I feel that this revolution will continue long after we’re gone.” The Lusty … Continue reading

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