Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

New AFL-CIO Report Exposes Walmart’s Abuse of H-1B Visas

As the annual H-1B visa lottery opens, report shows Walmart’s obsession with cheap labor http://go.aflcio.org/Walmart-H1B (Washington, DC, April 1, 2015) –  To mark the opening of the annual H-1B visa lottery, the AFL-CIO released a new report documenting Walmart’s abuse … Continue reading

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There’s still a need for inpatient psychiatric care

So many of us mental health professionals keep repeating the same facts. Somehow these facts become twisted and distorted by a select few. There are 180,000 Iowans that suffer from a severe mental illness. There are 762 hospital beds in … Continue reading

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HOUSE REPUBLICANS BLOCK MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE FOR 181,000 IOWANS

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Des Moines, Iowa — Despite strong public support, House Republicans today blocked a minimum wage increase for 181,000 Iowans this year by refusing to consider a bill already approved by the Iowa Senate with bi-partisan support.   “There are 181,000 … Continue reading

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Advocates push ‘Terrible Trio’ to raise Iowa’s minimum wage

Advocates pushing for a raise in Iowa’s minimum wage are targeting three state representatives they have dubbed the “Terrible Trio.” House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer and House Labor Committee Chairman Greg Forristal – all Republicans – … Continue reading

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Get prepared for first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses

It happens every four years. Iowa voters meet in churches, schools, even living rooms, to be part of the first-in-the-nation stop for U.S. presidential hopefuls. This initial test in the presidential selection process will be the focus of a new … Continue reading

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Taking steps to strengthen middle class

Iowa is doing the right thing to strengthen our middle class after the devastation of the national recession. One of the reasons Iowa has weathered the economic downturn better than other states is that we’ve kept our fiscal house in … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 02 The Union Label Trades Department is chartered by the American Federation of Labor. Its mission: promote the products and services produced in America by union members, especially those products identified by a union label, shop card, store card, … Continue reading

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