Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

Iowa Legislative Update

By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer IFL This week in the legislature there was a lot of action, with it being a “funnel week.”  “Funnels” are deadlines that are set by the legislature to narrow down the amount of bills being considered.  … Continue reading

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Legislators issue statement after Iowa Supreme Court agrees to hear Governor’s appeal

    Four legislators – Senators Steve Sodders and Jack Hatch and Representatives Mark Smith and Pat Murphy — who joined a lawsuit to block the closing of the Iowa Juvenile home today issued a  statement upon learning the Iowa … Continue reading

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Joe Henry for City Council Voter Canvass

  Please join us on Saturday, February 22nd, for the Joe Henry for City Council voter canvass. We need volunteers to help with door knocking and phone calls. Just a couple of hours can make a huge difference. We will … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Report

President Obama Takes the Chained CPI out of his Fiscal 2015 Budget In a great victory for the Alliance, White House staff has announced that President Obama’s Fiscal 2015 budget will not include a switch to the chained CPI formula … Continue reading

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Basu: ‘Free market’ helps the rich more than poor

There were almost more sponsoring organizations for Thursday’s screening of the unsettling documentary “Inequality for All” than students in the Drake University auditorium. Most in the audience were on the other side of middle age, which underscored a key point … Continue reading

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Honoring Patrick Hughes

Iowa City Federation of Labor President Patrick Hughes tells joke after receiving special award from Board & delegates for 21 years of meritorious service as President of ICFL.   MORE PHOTOS  

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Good News on Chained CPI

Today, it was reported President Obama heeded OUR call and struck the chained CPI cut to Social Security and other programs from his 2015 budget. The 4 million member Alliance for Retired Americans made eliminating the chained CPI our top … Continue reading

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Is ALEC Behind Push In Iowa Legislature To Gut Clean Energy Policies?

Matt Sinovic Executive Director | Progress Iowa Groups Expose Assault By ALEC Fossil Fuel & Utility Members on Clean Energy and Environmental Regulations Through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), fossil fuel and utility interests are pushing a comprehensive agenda … Continue reading

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Not working for the majority (Editor’s Inbox)

People in state legislatures are elected to work for the needs of their state’s citizens, not for corporate interests. In 1973 an organization called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was formed by arch-conservative Paul Weyrich and others to identify … Continue reading

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Labor History

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February 22 Representatives of the Knights of Labor and the United Mine Workers meet in St. Louis with 20 other organizations to plan the founding convention of the People’s Party. Objectives: end political corruption, spread the wealth, and combat the … Continue reading

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