Daily Archives: January 22, 2015

News from Iowa State Education Association Legislative forum

Saturday, January 24, 2015  10:30 a.m – noon Doors open at 10 a.m. Rogalski Center, Saint Ambrose University 518 West Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa Quad City state representatives and senators are invited to attend the forums which are free and open … Continue reading

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Superintendents: Branstad plan will result in fired teachers, overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks, fewer choices

  DES MOINES – If approved, Governor Branstad’s education budget will hurt Iowa’s k12 schools, according to a survey of Iowa’s superintendents. “Superintendents told us the governor’s budget will send our schools in the wrong direction, resulting in fired teachers, … Continue reading

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Retirees Voice Satisfaction with State of the Union Address

Now that some of the hype is over regarding the President’s State of the Union, it’s time to take a look at how his remarks will affect seniors.  Below is Executive Director Richard Fiesta’s response to what the President said … Continue reading

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Free Tax Preparation

United Way and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance are offering FREE tax preparation for qualified people. Click here for information Des Moines Area Quad City Area

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Staying in Cedar Rapids?

If you need a hotel room while in the Cedar Rapids area, check out the Cedar Rapids Double Tree. The Hawkeye Labor Council has worked out an agreement with the hotel for a union rate. That rate is $109. Rates … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 23 Some 10,000 clothing workers strike in Rochester, N.Y., for the 8-hour day, a 10-percent wage increase, union recognition, and extra pay for overtime and holidays. Daily parades were held throughout the clothing district and there was at least … Continue reading

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Legislators request public hearing on Republican school funding plan

  Des Moines, Iowa – A group of lawmakers requested a special public hearing today at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans.   “The Republican plan isn’t good enough. We’ve already heard from … Continue reading

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