Daily Archives: January 28, 2016

Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2015 Union Membership report

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement on the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today on union membership in 2015: “With today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report, we are reminded again that … Continue reading

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Sign up to introduce resolutions to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the Iowa caucus.

We will elect a new president this year, and where he or she stands on bad trade deals that ship jobs overseas and give corporations more control over our communities, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), will be extremely important. As voters … Continue reading

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Invest in Iowa Public Schools

Click here to sign the petition Higher class sizes. Outdated textbooks. Old computers. That’s the result when Republicans fail to invest in public schools. Sign the petition and make public schools our top priority again — www.iowahouse.org/fundourschools

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From our friends at BCTGM:

As has been widely reported in the news, Mondelēz International (Mondelēz/Nabisco ) announced last summer that it intended to ship more than 600 BCTGM jobs from the company’s Chicago Nabisco Bakery to its low-wage bakery in Salinas, Mexico. Since the … Continue reading

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Caucus Resolutions for Submission to Precinct Chair

Dear Sisters and Brothers, We want to share some information with you about Working Family Friendly resolutions and how you can promote family friendly policies on caucus night. We are encouraging Iowans to introduce resolutions at their caucus to promote … Continue reading

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Caucus Info

Democratic Party Caucus Locations Republican Party Caucus Locations Iowa Caucus – February 1to the 2016 IOWA CAUCUS .BIZ Caucus Handbook Iowacaucus.biz Des Moines Register info on Cacuses Resolutions for Caucus night – please print out this paper and present it … Continue reading

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Editorial: Where’s the political debate over childhood poverty?

Amid the flurry of political news last week, a little-noticed story reported on the state of poverty in Iowa. According to the Children and Family Policy Center in Des Moines, 110,000 Iowa children now live in poverty. That’s an increase of … Continue reading

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Iowans Demand Candidates Fix Child Care Costs

DES MOINES, Iowa – On average, an Iowa family with an infant and a toddler pays nearly $18,000 a year for child care. That’s roughly 30 percent of the average family’s income, and more than the average cost of college … Continue reading

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Schools face serious consequences without adequate funding, educators say

By Mike Glover01/28/16 DES MOINES, Iowa – Legislative Democrats are warning that proposals for funding state assistance to local elementary and secondary schools will drive up the size of classes and force officials to delay the purchase of books and … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 28 American Miners’ Association formed – 1861 First U.S. unemployment compensation law enacted, in Wisconsin – 1932 January 29 Responding to unrest among Irish laborers building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, President Andrew Jackson orders first use of American … Continue reading

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If you were employed at the Sioux City BIMBO Bakery at the time of the plant closing,

Bakers Union Local 433 21 hrs · We have some information to pass along to former employees of the Sioux City, IA BIMBO Bakery. If you were employed at the Sioux City BIMBO Bakery at the time of the plant … Continue reading

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