Daily Archives: March 25, 2015

AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler on the “Lead on Leave” Road Show

March 25, 2015   In response to Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Senator Elizabeth Warren’s plans to travel to several states to promote paid leave polices, AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler released the following statement:   “The AFL-CIO is encouraged … Continue reading

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More Millions for Millionaires

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By Iowa Fiscal Partnership 3/25/15 IFP POLICY BRIEF / Flat-Tax Option Showers Benefits at High Incomes — Services Face New Cuts 2-page PDF By Peter S. Fisher Tax legislation pending in the Iowa House would shower most benefits on higher … Continue reading

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Protect Public Postal Service, Stop Using Staples

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I am writing to you today with a request to stop purchasing your school’s supplies from Staples. I also encourage you to contact your friends and colleagues on your district school boards and urge them to also stop using Staples … Continue reading

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School Bus Routes Saved!

After hearing comments from a packed room of over 200 people, the Iowa City Community School District voted tonight to NOT end discretionary bus routes in the District. The District’s Administration had originally made a recommendation to eliminate discretionary routes … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 26 San Francisco brewery workers begin a 9-month strike as local employers follow the union-busting lead of the National Brewer’s Association and fire their unionized workers, replacing them with scabs. Two unionized brewers refused to go along, kept producing … Continue reading

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