Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – Iowa locations

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Central Iowa United Way of Central Iowa’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are open for the 2016 tax season. VITA offers free tax preparation services for central Iowans who earned $58,000 or less in 2015. United Way’s sites are … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Should Approve Policies that Will Provide Much-needed Relief to Immigrant Working Families

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Supreme Court Decision to Hear the DAPA and Expanded DACA Case We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to take up this case, which will have profound consequences for our immigrant brothers and sisters who live … Continue reading

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Religious leaders urge minimum raise increase

As Iowa religious leaders, we are deeply concerned with the well-being of our state and its citizens. We are united in our pursuit of morality, dignity, and the common good. These values are threatened by the unjust treatment of Iowa … Continue reading

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Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year Inbox x Fiihr, Dean [LEGIS] <dean.fiihr@legis.iowa.gov> 10:17 AM (2 hours ago) ­Iowa Legislature News ReleaseJanuary 19, 2016For more information, contact: Senator Herman Quirmbach: (515) 291-8984Representative Patti … Continue reading

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New Report: A Year of Raising Wages Agenda

Worker wins rule since first ever Raising Wages Summit, but challenges remain   (Washington, DC, January 19, 2016) – Marking nearly one year since the first ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO today released a new report detailing the successes, … Continue reading

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Regional Medicaid updates for providers & members

The transition of Iowa Medicaid to the IA Health Link managed care program will begin March 1, pending final federal approval. In-person provider and member education sessions that provide updates on the transition and how Medicaid is changing will be … Continue reading

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Black Workers Conference

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Vote in Johnson County

Polls are open in tomorrow’s special election for Johnson County Supervisor from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. What:  Special Election for Board of Supervisor   Who:   Lisa Green-Douglass (Labor Endorsed)   When: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm   Where: … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 20 Chicago Crib Disaster—A fire breaks out during construction of a water tunnel for the city of Chicago, burning the wooden dormitory housing the tunnel workers.  While 46 survive the fire by jumping into the frigid lake and climbing … Continue reading

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Branstad’s budgets lacks funding for state mandated summer reading program

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad’s latest budget proposal does not include any money for an upcoming state-mandated summer reading program for struggling third-graders, a move educators say could adversely affect those students and hold them back a year. The … Continue reading

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