Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

January 15th last day to register for IFL Legislative Conference

February 8-9, 2016 Prairie Meadows Skinner Ballroom 1 Prairie Meadows Drive Altoona, Iowa Monday February 8 9:00 am-10:00 am Registration 10:00 am General Session Noon-1:00 pm Lunch Provided 1:00 pm Session Resumes 4:30 pm State Council Meetings 5:30 pm-8:30 pm … Continue reading

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QC Next Up Meeting

just wanted to reach out and say Happy New Year to everyone.. I’m hoping that this will be a great year for Qc Next up we have some great ideas for actions for our young worker group this year hopefully … Continue reading

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Join us Jan. 16th for Iowa City Federation of Labor Black Workers’ Conference

Join us Jan. 16th for Iowa City Federation of Labor Black Workers’ Conference One-day conference designed to bring together black workers active in their unions or communities. Free and open to all area workers and union members interested in learning … Continue reading

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Better training & education will help expand Iowa’s middle class

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We should do all that we can to help more workers and their families join Iowa’s middle class. As 2015 comes to an end, Iowa continues its recovery from the national economic recession. We’re making steady progress, but many Iowans … Continue reading

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Kick off new year with issues that matter Thanks to Iowans, IPP to celebrate 15th anniversary

  The clock is ticking toward January 1, and you know what that means: You still have time for a tax-deductible donation to the Iowa Policy Project to be counted in 2015. But not a lot of time. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Readying Iowans for college & career

We learned recently that Iowa has the top high school graduation rate in the country, 90.5 percent for the 2013-14 school year. That puts Iowa well above the national high school graduation rate of 82.3 percent. In addition, Iowa high … Continue reading

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Grants provide legal assistance to low-income Iowans

Through March 4, applications are being accepted for grants from the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account. The grants are awarded to public purpose projects that provide legal services to low-income people in civil cases, law-related education and other programs that … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships prepare Iowans for skilled work

Iowa is one of the top states for apprentice growth with more than 750 certified apprenticeships, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Registered apprenticeships are a proven approach to preparing workers for in-demand jobs and meeting business needs for … Continue reading

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Need help with your heating bill?

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families with their home-heating costs. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel and type of housing. Each Iowa household … Continue reading

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High-speed Internet provides economic growth

During the 2015 session, the House and Senate cast a strong bipartisan vote to expand high-speed Internet to every corner of the state. This is crucial to continued economic growth in all industries: services, small business, farming, manufacturing and education. … Continue reading

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Senator Bernie Sanders and Governor Martin O’Mally have officially confirmed their attendance at our “Putting Families First” Presidential Forum in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 9!

Our grassroots leaders are going to be on the stage with the candidates demanding real solutions to issues impacting our communities. I hope you’re as excited as I am for the day! Here is one thing you can do to make … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 04 Angered by increasing farm foreclosures, members of Iowa’s Farmers Holiday Association threaten to lynch banking representatives and law officials who institute foreclosure proceedings for the duration of the Great Depression – 1933 What many believe to be the … Continue reading

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Iowa Scholarship for the Arts is accepting applications

Iowa high school students planning to enter college next fall with a major in the arts may apply for the 2016 Iowa Scholarship for the Arts by February 1. The Iowa Arts Council awards these scholarship annually to Iowa high … Continue reading

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