Daily Archives: March 5, 2015

House GOP Tries Scott Walker-Style Hit on Teachers’ Bargaining Rights

House GOP Tries Scott Walker-Style Hit on Teachers’ Bargaining Rights Democrats on the House Labor Committee fought back against a new Republican proposal during a marathon meeting on Wednesday night. On Monday House Republicans had introduced without warning a bill … Continue reading

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Iowa Workers Demand Apology From Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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March 5, 2015 | Author Tracy Leone iowa afl-cioAs Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker makes his first appearance in Iowa after making comments at CPAC comparing union members protesting his policies to ISIS, Iowa workers are speaking up and demanding an … Continue reading

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Apply for historic preservation grants

Through April 30, the State Historical Society of Iowa is accepting applications for historic preservation and country school grants. Historic preservation grants can be used to preserve, conserve, interpret and educate the public about historical resources related to the built … Continue reading

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Beyond politics: Teacher pay in context

Funding for Iowa schools has been under discussion for nearly the entire legislative session. The Iowa House has one version of a funding bill and the Iowa Senate has one with a higher funding level. Schools use their money for … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 06 The Sailors’ Union of the Pacific, a union of mariners, fishermen and boatmen working aboard U.S. flag vessels, is founded in San Francisco – 1885 The Knights of Labor picket to protest the practices of the Southwestern Railroad … Continue reading

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