Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

Senate Health and Human Services budget protects the most vulnerable Iowans

Prepared remarks by Senator Amanda Ragan on SF 505, the Health and Human Services Appropriations Budget SF 505 is the Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. This is the largest General Fund budget bill for the state at $1.9 billion. … Continue reading

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Judge vacancies cause significant delays

Sen. Chuck Grassley continues to delay federal judicial nominations. Since he became chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the senator has only scheduled three hearings on these vital posts, despite glaring judicial emergencies. District Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo has been … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: Workers Fly High, Win Big Through Major Organizing Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.   Philadelphia Charter School Teachers Organize with AFT: Teachers and other staff members at Olney Charter High School … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 06 Works Progress Administration (WPA) established at a cost of $4.8 billion—more than $72 billion in 2011 dollars—to provide work opportunities for millions during the Great Depression – 1935 May 07 Four hundred black women working as tobacco stemmers walk … Continue reading

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