Daily Archives: February 6, 2014

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Senate Failure to Renew Emergency Unemployment Insurance

February 6, 2014   Today the Senate once again failed to approve an extension of emergency unemployment insurance, 40 days after the benefit was allowed to lapse.  The bill fell short by one Republican vote.  Just one vote prevented 1.7 … Continue reading

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The Family & Medical Leave Act Class

The Family & Medical Leave Act – Last chance to register; deadline is Friday, Feb. 7 February 20-21, 2014, Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, Iowa City Download flyer (pdf) In-depth review of FMLA law, updated 2013 Department of Labor regulations, how … Continue reading

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Coralville Iowa and the Koch Brothers

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VITA around Iowa

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project Free Tax Preparation NEED HELP GETTING YOUR TAXES DONE? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) project will prepare your taxes for FREE. You qualify if your household earns $57,000 or less per year. The average … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON POLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT RULING CONCERNING THE IOWA JUVENILE HOME

to lance February 5, 2014 DES MOINES – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding Polk County District Court Judge Scott D. Rosenberg’s ruling and order on the plaintiffs’ application for preliminary injunction and … Continue reading

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PLEASE JOIN US AT THE 2014 ANNUAL IOWA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS LOBBY DAY

 Following is the agenda for our annual lobby day on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Prairie Meadows.  We are joining with the Iowa Federation of Labor in order to share transportation to and from the capital, pre-session breakfast and post-session lunch and issue debriefing. All … Continue reading

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Support Propane Bill

A bill in the Iowa Senate, Senate File 2110, would help address an ongoing crisis for Iowa families. The bill would assist families who are struggling to obtain propane due to the current shortage of propane and its extremely high … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 07 Union miners in Cripple Creek, Colo., begin what is to become a five-month strike that started when mine owners cut wages to $2.50 a day, from $3. The state militia was called out in support of the strikers—the … Continue reading

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Vote on Minimum Wage Poll

Here is a link to the Marshalltown Times-Republican Poll:   http://timesrepublican.com/page/polls.detail/id/270/Do-you-think-the-minimum-wage-should-be-raised-from–7-25-per-hour-.html

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