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List Of Legislative Forums Around Iowa This Weekend

Please share far and wide. Thank you. saveiowaworkers.com One of the most important actions you can take in this fight to save collective bargaining is to attend your legislators’ in-district forums. When you attend a legislative forum, be sure to … Continue reading

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The Saga In Muscatine Continues

After months of hearsay, Muscatine City Council plans to proceed with its rumored threat to remove Mayor Diana Broderson from office on yet to be revealed charges at the Thursday City Council meeting. The Mayor has not received the substance … Continue reading

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Iowa Democrats Include Climate Mobilization Language In Party Platform

fallonforum.com When I spoke at the Rockefeller Fund Conference on Pipelines and Eminent Domain last week, I emphasized that if we’re going to argue against the abuse of eminent domain for a pipeline, we truly have to get to know … Continue reading

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Take Back Muscatine To Picket City Council Over Proposed Code Changes

Take Muscatine Back to hold informational picket before city council meeting June 20, 2016, Muscatine, IA – Take Back Muscatine, local citizens group, will hold an informational picket at 6PM before the June 23rd, 2016 Muscatine City Council meeting to … Continue reading

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Women's Global Leadership Program – Part 2

Women’s Global Leadership Program – Part 2  – Click here to read Part 1 In March, I had the privilege to participate in the first-ever AFLCIO Women’s Global Leadership Program alongside nearly fifty other women from a broad spectrum of … Continue reading

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Women's Global Leadership Program

Women’s Global Leadership Program – Part 1 In March, I had the privilege to participate in the first-ever AFLCIO Women’s Global Leadership Program alongside nearly fifty other women from a broad spectrum of trade unions across the US. It was … Continue reading

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Quad Cities Coalition for Worker Justice Holds Rally at Brandt Construction

Brandt Construction asks NLRB to postpone hearing while company owner vacations in Italy Dakota Upshaw has been on strike against Milan, Illinois-based Brandt Construction Company since last July. He had been working for Brandt’s subcontractor Hybrand in Muscatine for a … Continue reading

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My Last And Only Trump Blog

Watching Trump on the Stump last Saturday at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, was a bit, shall I say, boring? I attended the event intending to get video footage of Trump or his supporters and was expecting to be … Continue reading

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Flagging In Meaning

(Editor’s Note: These photos were published in early 2002 in the 911 issue of Hasta Cuando, a Spanish-English punk political magazine out of Pilsen, Chicago. They are by an extraordinary Chicago artist, teacher and musician, Rebecca Wolfram and reflect her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil Is Here In These Hills

Given Iowa’s early labor organizing among mineworkers, led by John L. Lewis, who went on to head the United Mine Workers and found the Congress of Industrial Organizations, this book review illustrates the struggles posed by this dangerous profession. Mike … Continue reading

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