Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO – COPE Convention Info

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO – COPE Convention Info

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AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka on Trump: He’s An Anti-American Bigot

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 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida – March 3, 2016) – In a speech today to the Plasterer’s and Cement Workers union (OPCMIA), AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka challenged Donald Trump’s appeal to working class voters: Trumka said: We must come together to elect … Continue reading

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Call Senator Grassley and tell him to do his job!

Dear Sisters and Brothers, As public employees, AFSCME members work hard every day. We take pride in our work and we never quit. We know that the public counts on us to do our jobs – every part of our … Continue reading

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Here a tax break, there a tax break, everywhere a tax break | Iowa Fiscal Partnership

Iowa legislators facing projections of scant revenue growth for next fiscal year will have a difficult time adequately funding education and other priorities, but their dilemma is largely self-inflicted. A penchant for tax cuts over the past 20 years has … Continue reading

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Big companies erase taxes — take millions in state checks

Research Credit annual report shows big companies keep gaining IOWA CITY, Iowa (Feb. 15, 2016) — A lucrative tax subsidy is providing as much in checks to companies that don’t pay income tax as the state could use to pay … Continue reading

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TPP’s Lack of Currency Rules is Fatal Flaw for U.S. Workers

(Washington, DC, March 3, 2016) – A new report released today from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) offers further data that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is fatally flawed. “EPI’s new report quantifies what a mistake it was to leave currency … Continue reading

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Grassley was right on court hearings — in ’92

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s new best friend, Joe Biden, argued in 1992 that Supreme Court nominations should not be made in the year of a presidential election. Grassley used plenty of Biden’s words again Wednesday in a Senate floor speech defending … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 04 In his inaugural address, President Thomas Jefferson declares: “Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” – 1801 President William Howard Taft signs legislation creating the Department of Labor. Former United Mine Workers Secretary … Continue reading

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