Daily Archives: June 30, 2015

Central Iowa Building Trades volunteers complete handicapped pier, fishing house restorations at Lake Ahquabi State Park

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. — As part of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Work Boots on the Ground conservation program, members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 81 and the Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades … Continue reading

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Overtime Rules Change

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  rules to restore the overtime protection workers have lost to inflation since 1975. Under federal overtime regulations, workers who earn less than a certain salary level are generally entitled to overtime protection. The last regular adjustment to the salary … Continue reading

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Support for public education now a partisan issue

When considering the accomplishments of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature, it makes sense to be clear about where we started. In Iowa, Republicans control the governor’s office and the Iowa House. Democrats control the Iowa Senate. That means … Continue reading

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Strong hint AFSCME will sue governor over MHI closures

The head of the union that represents the largest share of state employees is in southwest Iowa today meeting with workers who’re being laid off from the state-run Mental Health Institute in Clarinda. AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan said … Continue reading

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President Richard Trumka Applauds Overtime Expansion Proposal

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Department of Labor proposal to expand overtime protections:   Millions of America’s workers are one step closer to earning the overtime pay they rightfully deserve but have been systematically denied. Working people … Continue reading

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In Tax Battles, “Competitiveness” Means Coercion

Watch out for this one. With fast track trade authority done, the big corporations are now pushing for massive tax giveaways. This is another exercise of raw corporate power by the few to take what they want from the many. … Continue reading

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