Daily Archives: January 6, 2017

Iowa Republicans Spring Into 2017 By Diving Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

Iowa Secretary of State and Republicans Announce Plan to Make Wasteful Spending Top Priority Des Moines–Yesterday felt like a trip down memory lane for Iowans as the Iowa Secretary of State’s office announced a plan to relaunch efforts and ask … Continue reading

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Conservatives Plot Their Course on the Rising ‘Sea of Red’ in State Capitals

https://www.propublica.org/article/conservatives-plot-their-course-on-the-rising-sea-of-red-in-state-capitals Meeting in private, enthused activists promise that the growing Republican dominance in state government will unleash a wave of laws to cut business taxes, restrict unions and expand school privatization. Shortly after the November election, with the nation’s political … Continue reading

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Warning: Trouble Ahead at Iowa Statehouse

The 2017 Legislative session starts on Monday and Iowans should know there’s trouble ahead. Swept into office with political outsider Trump, Iowa Republicans now control every branch of state government. While many Iowans are tuned into DC, the situation here … Continue reading

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Statement from Senate State Government Chair Jeff Danielson of Cedar Falls in response to “election integrity” proposals by the Iowa Secretary of State

“Less than two months after praising the integrity of elections in Iowa, Secretary of State Paul Pate has released a partisan proposal that will suppress voter turnout across Iowa. Voter ID and other changes outlined today will disenfranchise older Iowans, … Continue reading

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Unions react quickly to attacks on federal workers:

 Unions reacted swiftlyThursday to moves by the new Congress targeting federal workers. “The labor movement is under serious and immediate attack,” AFSCME Council 26 Executive Director Carl Goldman (below) told Union City inresponse to the news that House Republicans had … Continue reading

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Women’s March on Washington

Local labor planning long-term mobilization around J20 and Women’s March:Local labor activists, staffers and allies gathered January 4th to discuss the upcoming inaugural events and labor’s mobilization plans. A primary focus was how to bringworking people and unions together and … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 06 The Toronto Trades and Labour Council endorses the principle of equal pay for equal work between men and women – 1882 Eight thousand workers strike at Youngstown Sheet & Tube. The following day the strikers’ wives and other … Continue reading

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