Daily Archives: December 13, 2013

Fallow Project/Labor Captain Program

Dear Brothers and Sisters, If you have interest in learning more about the Fallow Project/Labor Captain Program, please come to an informational orientation on Monday December 16th from 6-7pm at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 Hall, 4600 46th Ave … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Juvenile Home decision process was too secretive

Two weeks ago Gov. Terry Branstad said “it’s not true” that decisions were being made behind closed doors about the future of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. Earlier this week, however, the governor’s administration abruptly announced the closure of … Continue reading

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Public Pensions in Perspective Why Foundations of Iowa, Many State Pension Systems are Strong

Full report (33 pages) Executive Summary (5 pages) Iowa‘s public pension systems are strong and healthy, working as intended to assure retirement security to thousands of Iowans. Our new report by Imran Farooqi, Peter Fisher and David Osterberg finds that … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 14 Some 33,000 striking members of the Machinists end a 69-day walkout at Boeing after winning pay and benefit increases and protections against subcontracting some of their work overseas – 1995 December 15 AFL convention passes a 1¢ per … Continue reading

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