Daily Archives: March 11, 2016

Two new CLC Presidents

The Iowa City Federation of labor and Lee County Labor Council have elected new presidents. Jesse Case stepped down as President of the Iowa City Federation of Labor Patrick Wallace, IBEW, was elected to replace Case. The Lee County  Labor … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Report

Here is your March 11th, 2016 Friday Alert: 2015 Voting Record Released as Alliance Members from West Meet in Las Vegas The Alliance released its 2015 voting record report this week which scores every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues … Continue reading

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Support 4 percent for public schools

Elected officials told us public schools and children were their top priority. Tell them to prove it. Please take a few moments to send your state legislators a note on what adequate funding means to your students, your schools and your colleagues. … Continue reading

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We demand a vote!

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On Wednesday, with the backing of Social Security Works and other leading advocacy organizations, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Tammy Baldwin and others challenged Republicans in Congress to bring the SAVE Benefits Act to a vote. In a year where … Continue reading

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Democrats will keep pushing Medicaid oversight despite bill’s demise in Iowa House

Bleeding Heartland Democrats will keep pushing Medicaid oversight despite bill’s demise in Iowa House Friday, Mar 11 2016 desmoinesdem 0 Comments Two bills to address the impending privatization of Medicaid died in the Iowa House this week. Effective April 1, … Continue reading

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DO YOUR JOB

Our country NEEDS YOU to tell Chuck Grassley: DO YOUR JOB and stop obstructing the Supreme Court. On Sunday, March 13th, exactly one month after the passing of Justice Scalia, the Why Courts Matter Iowa coalition will hold a rally … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 11 Luddites smash 63 “labor saving” textile machines near Nottingham, England – 1811 Transport Workers Union members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry – 1950 … Continue reading

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