Daily Archives: February 3, 2016

Call in to STOP TPP

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On November 5th of last year the President released the text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. This started a 90-day period for public review before Congress can take an up or down vote. In the agreement are … Continue reading

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Davenport Special Election

Now that caucus is over we can again focus on local election. Tuesday February 16th is the Special Election for School Board. WIN Committee and DEA met with all the candidates and had divided recommendations. WIN recommended Bruce Werning (Carpenter) … Continue reading

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Reform Groups Strongly Oppose Constitutional Convention; Would Put Constitutional Rights at Risk

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Statement by the Brennan Center, Center for Media and Democracy, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, and People For the American Way Efforts are being undertaken in state legislatures to pass resolutions calling for a constitutional convention to send various constitutional … Continue reading

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IFL Legislative Hospitality Night

February 8: Iowa Federation of Labor Legislative Conference Hospitality (cash bar) and Dinner with Iowa Legislators. Prairie Meadows Skinner Ballroom. 5:30 pm Enjoy the evening talking to your Iowa elected officials!

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Iowans should receive equal pay for equal work

It has been seven years since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law by the President and Iowa approved its own Fair Pay Act. Yet nationally and in Iowa, a pay gap remains between men and women. … Continue reading

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Ensuring the best-possible child care for Iowa families

In November 2014, Congress reauthorized the Child Care & Development Block Grant for the first time since 1996. New requirements will bring much-needed improvements that are child-focused, family friendly and fair to providers, while maintaining state flexibility. The Iowa Department … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 04 The Ohio legislature authorizes construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal, to connect Toledo to Cincinnati.  Local historians say “Irish immigrants, convicts and local farmers used picks, shovels and wheelbarrows,” at 30 cents per day, to construct … Continue reading

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Kids count in Iowa

Iowa kids are showing continual improvement in their health and education conditions, according to new data in the annual Iowa Kids Count report. In particular, the teen birth rate has decreased more than 42 percent and the mortality indicators for … Continue reading

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