Monthly Archives: March 2014

Obradovich: Branstad says state workers guilty of abuse, but he hasn’t dug into details

Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday said cases of child abuse, elder abuse and sexual abuse by state employees are being hidden from the public by confidentiality laws related to personnel records. At his weekly news conference, Branstad was peppered with … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: CONTACT THE GOVERNOR!

ACTION ALERT: CONTACT THE GOVERNOR! WHAT IS GOING ON? AFSCME represents individual consumer-directed attendant care (CDAC) providers, who care for some of Iowa’s most vulnerable disabled and elderly Iowans. Last year, we successfully stopped a proposed rule that would have … Continue reading

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Slaughter City

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Apr 10, 2014 to Apr 20, 2014 By: Naomi Wallace Directed by: Meredith Alexander Location: David Thayer Theatre, University of Iowa 107 Theatre Building, 319-335-2700 Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 8:00pm Friday, April 11, 2014 – 8:00pm Saturday, April 12, … Continue reading

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For women, being in a union pays

  By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry   This Women’s History Month is a perfect time to celebrate the capacity for upward mobility women have gained in the workforce–especially when it comes to labor unions. Women have a great deal … Continue reading

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KEEP THE PUBLIC IN PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION!

DUMP DELOITTE! The Iowa Board of Regents is paying Deloitte Consulting, LLP $2.45 million to recommend massive cuts across the Regents Universities. Changes to academic programs and services at the University of Iowa could lower the quality of undergraduate education, … Continue reading

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Keep South Slope Accountable

  If you are a South Slope member please sign the online petition below urging South Slope to come clean with information regarding their Board of Directors Meeting! http://action.cwa-union.org/c/1860/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8220

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Labor History

March 31 President Martin Van Buren issues a broadly-applicable executive order granting the 10-hour day to all government employees engaged in manual labor – 1840 Cowboys earning $40 per month begin what is to become an unsuccessful two-and-a-half-month strike for … Continue reading

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Don’t Delay, Sign Up Today!

Senator Tom Harkin The deadline for enrolling in quality, affordable health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is rapidly approaching!   Just yesterday, we learned the news that more than six million Americans have enrolled in quality, affordable health … Continue reading

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Basu: Settlements show state disregarded contract promises

As questions grew this week over the propriety of secret settlements with fired state employees at 10 agencies, the state made public copies of some of the 321 settled grievances from the start of Gov. Terry Branstad’s current term in … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Branstad’s ‘investigation’ was disappointing

On March 19, Sen. William Dotzler, D-Waterloo, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor. He asked the agency to begin “an immediate investigation into improper actions by Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert.” Among his allegations: Wahlert is … Continue reading

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ARA Update

Doc Fix Prevents Cuts to Medicare Providers for a Year On Thursday, the House approved a so-called “doc fix” bill that serves as a temporary solution to an ongoing structural problem in the formula used to determine Medicare funding levels. … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 28 Members of Gas House Workers’ Union Local 18799 begin what is to become a 4-month recognition strike against the Laclede Gas Light Co. in St. Louis. The union later said the strike was the first ever against a … Continue reading

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New Study Confirms 4.1 Million African Americans Would Benefit from a Minimum Wage Increase

Click here to view the report       (Washington, DC, March 27, 2014) – A new study conducted by the AFL-CIO confirms 4,123,000 African American workers would benefit if the federal minimum wage were increased to $10.10 per hour. … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Celebrating College Athletes Players Association’s Victory at the NLRB

March 27, 2014 Yesterday’s decision is great news for the Northwestern football players and all college athletes.  It affirms the basic principle that people who work hard deserve fair treatment.  It’s that simple, whether on a playing field or anywhere … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Report “NAFTA at 20” Sums Up Trade Deals’ Impact

  (Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO today issued a report, NAFTA at 20, which summarizes the unfortunate experiences of workers in Mexico, Canada and the United States in the twenty years following passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). … Continue reading

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Trumka: Bare minimum is not enough

A raise is just the first step. Falling real wages is at the heart of what is wrong today. (Photo: Richard Drew, AP) SHARE 3 CONNECT 3 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE The U.S. Senate will begin debate soon on Sen. Tom … Continue reading

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Taxes 101: The Seven Things You Must Know About Taxes

Your Federal Income Tax Receipt    Download PDF Version 1. You are an investor in our nation and your tax dollars come back to your community Your taxes fund health care programs, clean drinking water, education, the national weather service, … Continue reading

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He didn’t Know!

By Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor He didn’t know there were problems at the Iowa Juvenile home. He didn’t know his driver was speeding while he was in the car. He didn’t know veterans were being mistreated at … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 28 Members of Gas House Workers’ Union Local 18799 begin what is to become a 4-month recognition strike against the Laclede Gas Light Co. in St. Louis. The union later said the strike was the first ever against a … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Applauding Immigration Reform Discharge Petition

  (Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO applauds elected leaders for energetically pushing a simple message: The House of Representatives should vote on the bipartisan Senate immigration bill that passed overwhelmingly nine long months ago. Since the U.S. Senate voted 68-32 last … Continue reading

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