Daily Archives: June 24, 2015

Tate: ‘I intend to spend’ more than formula allows

Davenport Schools Superintendent Art Tate is making good on his nearly four-month-old threat to spend more on students than Iowa’s per-pupil funding formula allows, but it appears he will be able to do so without facing the “serious consequences” he … Continue reading

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Accountability Alert – Fast Track approved by the U.S. Senate

Today, the U.S. Senate passed Fast Track legislation by a vote of 60-38.  The following 13 Senate Democrats joined most Republicans in voting wrong on Fast Track:  CA: Feinstein CO: Bennet DE: Carper and Coons FL: Nelson MO: McCaskill ND: … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Vice President Tefere Gebre Applauds the Restoration of the Voting Rights Act

Statement by AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre in response to the Voting Rights Advancement Act:   The systematic racism that the Voting Rights Act was passed to repair still exists and in some ways has expanded. The labor movement … Continue reading

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Iowans urged to contact Governor

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Local, state leaders urge Governor Branstad to sign bipartisan legislation continuing services to Iowa families at the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute MOUNT PLEASANT — Bipartisan leaders of the Iowa House and Senate gathered today in Mount Pleasant to urge … Continue reading

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Bipartisan group pleads with Branstad: keep the MHIs open

A bipartisan group of state and local leaders held a news conference in Mount Pleasant Tuesday afternoon to urge Governor Branstad to keep the Mental Health Institutes in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda open. A budget bill awaiting Branstad’s review would … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 24 Birth of Agnes Nestor, president of the Int’l Glove Workers Union and longtime leader of the Chicago Women’s Trade Union League. She began work in a glove factory at age 14 – 1880 Seventeen workers are killed as … Continue reading

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