Daily Archives: April 25, 2016

Worker’s Memorial Day Events around Iowa

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Working for Safe Jobs Iowa Workers Who Lost Their Lives on the Job to Be Honored  Iowa Working families call for further safety measures at all workplaces On April 28, 2016, local workers, labor and faith leaders will gather to … Continue reading

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Basu: It’s time to crack down on wage discrimination

The wage gap between Iowa’s men and women, especially women of color, has far-reaching consequences: More than 110,000 households in Iowa are headed by women, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Women and Families. Seventy-one percent of Iowa women are … Continue reading

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The 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger®” Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14.

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On Saturday, May 14, we once again ask that postal customers leave bags of non-perishable food by their mailboxes well before the time their letter carriers make their normal mail pick-up and delivery. Food is then delivered to local food … Continue reading

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Demanding an End to Citizens United, 300 ‘Democracy Awakening’ Protesters Arrested at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C.—About 300 activists in organizations devoted to progressive reforms in the federal government were arrested Monday in a civil disobedience action on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Embracing legislative issues common to labor unions, civil rights groups, environmentalists, … Continue reading

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Key Difference: Medicaid Oversight Remarks on HF 2460, the Health and Human Services Budget

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by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Chair of the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee Remarks: http://wp.me/p6hw7R-5IS Medicaid Oversight Summary: http://bit.ly/1r4uiDB   Thank you Madam President   This year’s general fund target for Health and Human Services, agreed to … Continue reading

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America’s business leaders are rebelling against Republicans’ anti-gay lunacy

Republicans’ increasing assaults on the LGBT community by passage of harsh discriminatory anti-gay laws have created a firestorm of controversy in the business community. This sharp split threatens the traditional alliance between corporate America and the Republican Party. The corporate … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 25 The New York Times declares the struggle for an 8-hour workday to be “un-American” and calls public demonstrations for the shorter hours “labor disturbances brought about by foreigners.” Other publications declare that an eight-hour workday would bring about “loafing … Continue reading

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