Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

Ongoing Fight for Construction Worker Safety

Local residents are gathering tonight to remember construction workers killed each year because of poor safety procedures. The Quad Cities Coalition for Worker Justice will hold a prayer vigil in Rock Island, to support employees of Hy-Brand Industrial Contracts. Spokesman … Continue reading

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UI may not be subject to county minimum wage ordinance

As Johnson County officials move forward with a minimum wage ordinance, it is unclear whether the largest employer in the county — the University of Iowa — would be subject to the policy. “Because we are a state agency, university … Continue reading

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Levitt Lecture with NPR Correspondent Nina Totenberg.

Wednesday, September 9, 5:00 pm   Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge, Iowa City   The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor the Fall 2015 Law Levitt Lecture with NPR Correspondent Nina Totenberg.   Totenberg is an award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National … Continue reading

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Help AFGE get TSA officers rights

TSA’s Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) are responsible for screening passengers and bags at our nation’s airports. They perform their duties with professionalism and dedication, but, compared to nearly every other federal employee, TSOs are compensated on a lesser pay scale … Continue reading

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1,000 Rubber Duckies for Gov. Branstad

Gov. Terry Branstad is now the owner of 1,000 rubber ducks. The liberal advocacy group Progress Iowa gave Branstad the bath toys to protest his vetoing of one-time education funding and the closing two mental health institutions. At the same … Continue reading

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