Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

Sex reading takes priority over Education debate

During debate on the future of education in Iowa, State Rep. Ross Paustian was clearly not engaged in the discussion. http://www.today.com/video/today/57144780#57144780

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Here is your March 20th Friday ARA Alert:

House Republican Budget is a Frontal Assault on Seniors’ Needs This week, Congressional Republicans put forward a version of a Fiscal Year 2016 Budget that contains cuts to Medicare beneficiaries and threatens Social Security. Alliance Executive Director Richard Fiesta issued … Continue reading

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AFSCME Legislative Update: March 20, 2015

Mental Health Institutes and Education Funding The future of Clarinda and Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institutes and education funding continue to be major unresolved issues at the Capitol. Please continue to contact your legislators and tell them you support Senate … Continue reading

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Labor educator Lynn Feekin to retire

Labor educator Lynn Feekin will retire April 1 after 21 years at the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon. Feekin, 64, helped train a generation of union staff and leaders in Oregon. She worked with unions … Continue reading

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The Governor Bargains in Bad Faith Against Public Employees

Des Moines, Iowa – “…what disturbs me the most is the disrespect we continue to get from the Governor of this state towards public employees,” said Senator Tony Bisignano, a Democrat from Des Moines. On Tuesday, he spoke from the … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 21 American Labor Union founded – 1853 March 22 Mark Twain, a lifelong member of the Int’l Typographical Union (now part of CWA), speaks in Hartford, Conn., extolling the Knights of Labor’s commitment to fair treatment of all workers, … Continue reading

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