Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

Midwest School for Women Workers

July 19-23, DePaul University Labor Education Center, Chicago Registration is now open for the 2015 Midwest School, which annually brings together union women to develop leadership and representation skills, study the challenges facing the labor movement, and share experiences across … Continue reading

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64th Annual Labor Short Course – Register now — only a few spots left!

April 27-May 1, 2015, Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, Iowa City Download flyer (pdf) Week-long class designed to introduce newer union activists to many of the issues facing organized labor and to build skills activists need to serve local … Continue reading

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To raise the wage or not to raise the wage

Iowa house Speaker Craig Paulson was recently quoted as saying House Republicans are interested in creating an environment where employers can hire people at wages sufficient to support a family. Raising the minimum wage wouldn’t achieve that, he said, but … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Medicaid plan needs answers

Medicaid, with 560,000 insured Iowans, is the second largest health plan in the state, providing health insurance to more Iowans than Medicare. Medicaid is a $4.1 billion program (including state and federal contributions) that spends 58 percent of its resources … Continue reading

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Iowa governor’s administration spending $150,000 a month for “broadband” advice from Kentucky firm

owa Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration is shelling out nearly $150,000 a month for a Kentucky firm to serve as cheerleader for his “Connect Every Iowan” initiative aimed at expanding high-speed Internet service to rural communities. The $730,506 six-month contract with … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Secretary Hillary Clinton Campaign Announcement

April 12, 2015 Secretary Clinton has a long and distinguished career in public service, and has been an inspiration for tens of millions of women in America and around the globe. We hope her candidacy will contribute to the critical debate … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton to eastern Iowa Tuesday, central Iowa Wednesday

Hillary Clinton launched her 2016 presidential campaign by posting a video on-line this afternoon, promising to “hit the road” and inviting voters to join her on the journey. Her first stops on that journey will be in Iowa. Her campaign has … Continue reading

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Iowa State Corrections Officials Want To Change The Conversation On New Prison

Fort Madison, IA (ABC9 News) Officials with Iowa’s Department of Corrections say they want to change their primary focus away from what caused delays in completing the state penitentiary and toward the facility’s approaching opening date. Jeff Bartruff, director of … Continue reading

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Keeping Ahead of the Kansans

By Iowa Fiscal Partnership 4/9/15 IFP POLICY SNAPSHOT / Iowa’s Neighbors Show the Folly of Drastic Cuts to State Income Tax •  Big income-tax cuts in Kansas have dramatically reduced funding for schools, health care and other services. 2-page PDF … Continue reading

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Byard Braley Scholarship Fund

Bruce Braley established through a gift to the Iowa Association for Justice “The Byard Braley Scholarship Fund,” in honor of his father, Byard, who was seriously injured at work at a young age.  The Byard Braley Scholarship Fund grants scholarships … Continue reading

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Lee County joins list of cities and counties asking for campaign finance reform

MONTROSE — It took just a few minutes and very little discussion for the  Lee County Board of Supervisors to pass a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment related to campaign finance reform during its regular Tuesday morning meeting. According … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: Wages and Numbers Rise for Working Families

April 9, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions. Worker Voices Raise Worker Wages: Under pressure from workers, major corporations such as Walmart, Target, … Continue reading

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Board of Supervisors Vote For Community ID!

Over 150 community members turned out to witness the Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously cast historic votes last night to implement a Community ID.  Johnson County is the first community in the Midwest to implement this program. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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