Daily Archives: March 7, 2014

Iowa: Where Business Taxes Are Low

Reality Contradicts Common Arguments Used to Sell New Tax Cuts — online: http://www.iowafiscal.org/iowa-where-business-taxes-are-low/ — PDF: www.iowafiscal.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/140305-IFP-corptax-bgd.pdf Excerpt: In Iowa, we constantly hear the same old argument that business taxes aren’t competitive. It’s an argument that was used to enact large … Continue reading

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LABOR CENTER GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION OPENINGS

The Labor Center is accepting applications for graduate research assistants for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Openings include a position funded by the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.  Eligible applicants for the IFL-funded position must be enrolled in a graduate or … Continue reading

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Classes: Dubuque and Iowa City

Dubuque Workers’ Academy (6-week series) January-March, 6:30-8:30 pm, Labor Temple, 1610 Garfield Avenue, Dubuque Session 6:  Public Services, Public Good? Healthcare – Monday, March 10 Session 6 will focus on the question, “Should health care be a human right, or … Continue reading

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Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Report

House Budget Committee Chair Ryan Misrepresents Economists in Poverty Report The House Budget Committee released a report, The War on Poverty: Fifty Years Later, on Monday, and the findings left several economists and social scientists bemused and angry, according to The Fiscal … Continue reading

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Labor board issues complaint against South Slope co-op

By MITCHELL SCHMIDT of the Iowa City Press-Citizen The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint and notice of hearing, claiming multiple charges of unfair labor practices filed by the Communications Workers of America against North Liberty’s South Slope … Continue reading

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In Iowa’s Interest: A Plan to Shore Up Retirement Security for Iowans

By Senator Tom Harkin If you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve the opportunity to enjoy your golden years with dignity and financial independence. That is the American Dream.  But after countless conversations with Iowans worried about … Continue reading

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From West Virginia Coal Mines to Illinois Buck Woods It’s An All-New Brotherhood Outdoors

Sunday, March 9 at 11 a.m. ET Presented by:  Avid sportsman and West Virginia coal miner Chad Keller joins Brotherhood Outdoors co-hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen in Southern Illinois to hunt monster bucks along the Wabash River, which has produced … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Taxpayers deserve better budget transparency here in Iowa

State and local governments across the country have turned to outsourcing services in an attempt to bridge the gap between austere budgets and community needs. Yet, without rigorous transparency, oversight and accountability, taxpayers are left holding the bag when the … Continue reading

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Need Volunteers to gather petitions for A Better Illinois

Volunteers needed this Saturday for gathering of petition signatures for A Better Illinois. If you are able and interested, please contact Leslie Moore at Leslie@abetterillinois.org or at 309-297-9100.  QUAD CITIES DAY OF ACTION Saturday, 10:00am Contact: Leslie Moore, Leslie@ABetterIllinois.org, 309-297-9100 615 15th Avenue … Continue reading

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Politics ahead of Iowans best interests

We elect a Governor to protect Iowa’s best interests.  Yet Governor Branstad invited Texas Governor Perry to Iowa, even after Perry stated, “I’ll go up (to Iowa) and make a pitch for businesses to move from Iowa to Texas.” Candidate … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Quick Take on February Jobs Report

  Below is a quick take on today’s jobs report from AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee who is available for interviews. Please direct any requests to 202-637-5018 or JGoldstein@aflcio.org   It may be March, but the February jobs … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 08 Thousands of New York needle trades workers demonstrate for higher wages, shorter workday, and end to child labor. The demonstration became the basis for International Women’s Day – 1908 Three explosions at a Utah Fuel Co. mine in … Continue reading

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