Daily Archives: December 1, 2015

GOVERNOR BRANSTAD: TAXES ARE THE LEGISLATURE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Buried deep in all of the messes that the Branstad Administration has created, there is a little known action going on in the Department of Revenue which will have dangerous consequences not just to the funding of vital services of … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: From Airports to the Airwaves, Workers Make Gains Over Busy Fall

Washington, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past months to win better wages and working conditions.   UAW members ratify contracts with Detroit’s Big Three: In the past two months, workers at General Motors Co., … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Fairness

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Dear Community Friends & Neighbors, Governor Rauner is holding the Illinois budget hostage to his anti-union agenda, inflicting harm on countless Illinois citizens as vital services are placed in jeopardy. The governor is also holding hostage tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Take action to protect Medicaid

I’m grateful for Medicaid, the health care safety net that protects all of us. Every Iowa family is one disability or accident away from needing the Medicaid safety net. I have a friend from church who is well off and … Continue reading

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Democrats criticize Branstad’s ‘hasty’ decision to close mental health institutes

GLENWOOD, Iowa — State Sens. Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs and Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids toured the Glenwood Resource Center on Monday, calling the facility a key part of the state’s effort to assist individuals in need of care. … Continue reading

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Branstad says goal of 200,000 Iowa jobs met

DES MOINES | Gov. Terry Branstad’s contention that his administration has achieved the job-creation goal he set during the 2010 campaign did not sit well with some critics Monday. During a fiscal 2017 budget presentation, Beth Townsend, director of Iowa … Continue reading

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The Truth About Friedrichs

New York, NY – The U.S. labor movement today faces perhaps the gravest threat to its existence since the creation of our modern system of labor law and collective bargaining in 1935. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, now before … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 02 A Chicago “slugger,” paid $50 by labor unions for every scab he “discouraged,” described his job in an interview: “Oh, there ain’t nothing to it. I gets my fifty, then I goes out and finds the guy they … Continue reading

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