Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

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www.facebook.com/iowaalliance – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – On July 30, 2015, Medicare will celebrate 50 years since it was signed into law. The Medicare Rights Center is counting … Continue reading

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Looking to reverse Iowa legacy of low wages

By Mike Owen How long will Iowa’s working families wait for a raise? At $7.25 now for 7-and-a-half years and counting, Iowa’s minimum wage has steadily lost buying power and continues to fall far behind what families who count on … Continue reading

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Wage theft reform in Iowa stalls this year

Measure aimed to stop businesses from cheating workers who make minimum wage.   By HALEY HANSEL IowaWatch.org Wage theft in Iowa amounts to stealing a year of earnings from an estimated 39,392 minimum wage workers, totaling about $594 million, according … Continue reading

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School funding compromise breaks gridlock, ends session

The Legislature closed out the 2015 session with Senate Democrats opting to end five months of gridlock on school funding. The goal of the compromise is to maintain educational opportunities and boost student achievement. The final agreement provides an additional … Continue reading

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Sanders: Time to tell ‘billionaire class’ enough

CEDAR RAPIDS | Like a person who isn’t feeling well, Bernie Sanders says it’s time for the nation to visit the doctor. While he’s no doctor, the Vermont senator who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president told a receptive … Continue reading

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New Iowa transportation map available

The Iowa DOT recently released its 2015-2016 Iowa Transportation Map. An electronic version of the map, accompanied by an assortment of city detail maps, can be found online at iowadot.gov/maps. Paper copies of the map are available at the Iowa DOT’s … Continue reading

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ARA Update

 In Temporary Victory for Seniors, Bad Trade Deal Fails to Advance in House The U.S. House of Representatives failed to advance a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Fast Track authority legislative package on Friday, handing retirees a temporary victory by a vote … Continue reading

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House Votes to Stand with Working Families on Trade

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to advance the package of trade deals: “The House of Representatives has done the right thing, but the fight isn’t over. This is a significant day.  … Continue reading

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Progressives lash out at Clinton on trade

Despite racking up a win in the House on Friday, progressives condemn Hillary’s lack of leadership on the issue. By Jonathan Topaz and Ben Schreckinger 6/12/15 3:45 PM EDT Updated 6/14/15 5:36 PM EDT Liberals have a message for Hillary … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 15 The Metal Trades Department of what is now the AFL-CIO is founded – 1908 The Congress of Industrial Organizations expels the Fur and Leather Workers union and the American Communications Association for what it describes as communist activities … Continue reading

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