Daily Archives: January 10, 2017

Statement by Iowa AFL-CIO Iowa Federation of Labor President, Ken Sagar on Brandstad’s State of the State

(Des Moines, Iowa.) – “We were encouraged to hear Gov. Branstad emphasize the need for investing in our education system to allow Iowa’s students to better compete in the today’s computer-driven job market, building our state’s infrastructure including training opportunities and … Continue reading

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Response by Tammy Wawro, President of the Iowa State Education Association to Governor Branstad’s 2017 Condition of the State Address

DES MOINES, IA (01/10/2017)(readMedia)– The Iowa State Education Association’s (ISEA) priorities for Iowa students are clear. Every student, regardless of ZIP code is entitled to a secure, healthy and robust educational environment so they are able to learn. This means … Continue reading

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IOWA NEEDS YOUR VOICE!

IOWA NEEDS YOUR VOICE! “WOMEN’S MARCHES PLANNED FOR ALL 50 STATES AND MORE THAN 40 OTHER GLOBAL CITIES GRASSROOTS EFFORTS FROM SYDNEY TO ATLANTA COULD TOP 1 MILLION PARTICIPANTS ORGANIZING FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY FOR ALL”  The Women’s March Des … Continue reading

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Collective Bargaining: A Bargain For Iowa Taxpayers

Guest post from Danny Homan, President of AFSCME Council 61 In the wake of the election results in November, there has been talk that Republican majorities in the state legislature will propose changes to the collective bargaining rights of public … Continue reading

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STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH ON GOVERNOR’S CONDITION OF STATE ADDRESS

“The blame for the current budget mess rests squarely on the shoulders of Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and Republican legislative leaders. Their reckless policies and massive out-of-state corporate tax giveaways have left the state with a $113 million budget … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 11 The IWW-organized “Bread & Roses” textile strike of 32,000 women and children begins in Lawrence, Mass. It lasted 10 weeks and ended in victory. The first millworkers to walk out were Polish women, who, upon collecting their pay, … Continue reading

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Join us for a critical moment of Trump resistance in Des Moines this Friday!

        Join us What: We’ll pack Sen. Grassley’s office to demand he stop fast-tracking Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant nomination for U.S. Attorney General and oppose Jeff Sessions’ nomination outright. Why Grassley? As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he … Continue reading

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Help Progress Iowa Fact Check Branstad & Reynolds

Will you help us fact-check Gov. Terry Branstad & Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today? Branstad will be delivering what will almost definitely be his last condition of the state address at 10:00 AM today, and we have turned our website … Continue reading

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Standing Together

Video from the the Standing Together – Fighting Back press conference, January 9, 2017. Iowa Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa

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