Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

AFSCME Legislative Update: January 20, 2015

Legislature Convenes The 85th General Assembly began last week. The current legislature is split – the House majority is Republican (57 to 43); the Senate is controlled by Democrats (26-24). This once again leaves the Iowa Senate as the important … Continue reading

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ISEA Organizer Job

The ISEA has a limited-term position for an organizer we’ve just posted here. It’s supported through the National Education Association and could be a great opportunity for an organizer advocate.

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Rally Against Citizens United

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On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are … Continue reading

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STAYING IN TOUCH THIS SESSION

With the Legislature now in session, we want to make sure you know what’s happening at the Statehouse. There are several online resources to help you stay informed. At our caucus Web site, www.senate.iowa.gov/democrats, you’ll find: Articles on legislation, current … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 19 Twenty strikers at the American Agricultural Chemical Co. in Roosevelt, N.J., were shot, two fatally, by factory guards. They and other strikers had stopped an incoming train in search of scabs when the guards opened fire – 1915 … Continue reading

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