Daily Archives: May 19, 2015

DMEA Reply to DM Register Editorial Board on Outsourcing Substitutes

The Des Moines Register’s editorial team states that they are standing up for the sake of students in their latest piece supporting the outsourcing of substitute teachers in the Des Moines school district. Beyond supporting the outsourcing proposal the Register … Continue reading

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TPP Event in Cedar Valley

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And this is how we greet candidates in the cedar valley who haven’t said whether they are for or against the TPP. We received a lot of press from the local/national media this morning. We’re hoping that our persistence will … Continue reading

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Postal Informational Picket May 20

Postal Workers will be holding an informational Picket, May 20th from 4 pm to 6 pm in front of the main post office, 2nd and university. The picket is about the proposed privatization of the postal service.

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Reich cautiously optimistic about the Progressive agenda in 2016 – The Iowa Daily Democrat

Ames, Iowa – Robert Reich said the progressive message that he articulates is gaining steam, though the true test will come in the 2016 election when candidates take that message to voters. The former Labor Secretary, author and college professor … Continue reading

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Report Finds Iowa Failing on Child Welfare Placements

Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: A family environment leads to far better outcomes for kids in the child-welfare system, but in Iowa a significant percentage of these children are ending up in non-family care, such as group and institutional … Continue reading

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Iowa Working Families Summit Advances Push For Progressive Agenda

While well-heeled conservatives watched Republican presidential candidates make their pitches for support in an Iowa convention hall at the GOP’s Lincoln Dinner on Saturday, grassroots progressives gathered in a much less lavish college auditorium to discuss pressing issues for America’s … Continue reading

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