Daily Archives: March 10, 2016

Safety is the issue at Iowa Correctional Institutions

Statement from the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO The recent rise in incidents, escapes, and other dangerous situations arising at Correctional Institutions in Iowa have once again brought more concerns for the safety and lives of workers who protect the … Continue reading

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Sales-Tax Sleight of Hand in Iowa

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Proposals test limits of authority, defy voters’ intent and expectations IOWA CITY, Iowa (March 10, 2016) — ​ Schools would lose revenue and Iowa voters’ intent would be distorted by new proposals on the state sales tax, according to a … Continue reading

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON CORRECTIONAL STAFFING

DES MOINES –AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following response to a statement (see this Radio Iowa story) issued by the Governor’s Office yesterday: “The Branstad-Reynolds Administration is trying to paper over a simple fact: staffing at … Continue reading

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Prison workers rally, call for increase in staffing

The union that represents most workers in the state’s prisons organized a rally Wednesday outside the offices of the Iowa Department of Corrections. AFSCME Council 61 president Danny Homan is taking the agency to task over staffing levels. Homan said … Continue reading

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