Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

AFL-CIO Releases Youth Economic Platform, Leading Up to State of the Union Address

AFL-CIO Releases Youth Economic Platform, Leading Up to State of the Union Address Platform to serve as foundation for upcoming nationwide actions (January 15, 2015) Today, the AFL-CIO Young Worker Advisory Council released its economic platform as part of an … Continue reading

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GOVERNOR REQUESTS 9% FUNDING INCREASE FOR HIMSELF

Des Moines, Iowa – An analysis from the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency shows Governor Branstad’s budget for next year includes a 9.1% increase for his own office. “Governor Branstad should be embarrassed. A 9% increase for his own office but … Continue reading

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Branstad seeks to close two mental institutes

Gov. Terry Branstad has proposed closing two of the state’s four institutes for people with mental illnesses. The proposal startled legislators of both parties, although the idea of closing at least one of the institutes has been debated off and … Continue reading

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Beyond Battelle: Let’s broaden the dialogue of Iowa’s economic health

As Iowa legislators this week start work on a course to a more robust and diversified economy, discussion already has focused on a new privately funded report, Iowa’s Re-Envisioned Economic Development Roadmap. Produced by Battelle Technology Partnership Practice and commissioned … Continue reading

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AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 STATEMENT ON BRANSTAD ADMINISTRATION PROPOSAL TO CLOSE CLARINDA AND MT PLEASANT MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTES

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DES MOINES – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement about Governor Branstad’s recommendation to close the Clarinda and Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institutes:   “The well-being of the clients who rely on DHS facilities … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 16 The United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect – 1883 Thousands of Palmer Raids detainees win right to meet with lawyers and attorney representation at deportation hearings. “Palmer” was Alexander Mitchell … Continue reading

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