Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

Here is your January 30 Friday Alert:

Congress to Create a Commission to “Fix” Social Security Reps. Tom Cole (R-OK) and John Delaney (D-MD) will introduce a bill this Congress to establish a commission that will propose changes to Social Security. These changes will likely include cuts … Continue reading

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Jochum: Iowa is losing our educational lead because other states invest more

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Senate President Pam Jochum January 29, 2015 statement When it comes to educational excellence, Iowa is losing our lead. For example, in 1996, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Iowa ranked 6th nationally in 4th grade math scores … Continue reading

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Gronstal: Iowans tell us our future depends on high-quality local schools

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal January 29, 2015 The session took a bad turn this week. When it comes to supporting Iowa’s kids, Governor Branstad and House Republicans missed the mark. Republicans are offering Iowa families overcrowded classrooms, fewer teachers, … Continue reading

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AFSCME Legislative Update & ACTION ALERT: January 29, 2015

Take Action: Contact Your State Legislators Today During the early weeks of the session, two major issues have developed: the governor’s proposal to close Clarinda and Mt. Pleasant Mental Institutes and education funding. Both of these issues have attracted public … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 31 Some 12,000 pecan shellers in San Antonio, Texas—mostly Latino women—walk off their jobs at 400 factories in what was to become a three-month strike against wage cuts. Strike leader Emma Tenayuca was eventually hounded out of the state … Continue reading

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