Daily Archives: January 11, 2017

Stand Up for Health Care on Sunday

January 15th is a day to fight back and take “Our First Stand” to save our health care. Senators Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and allies are hosting more than 25 rallies that day to … Continue reading

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Working Together Press Conference

Several public workers spoke out at the Iowa Capitol on January 5, about the impact proposed legislation could have on working families in Iowa.

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Charlie Wishman at Crossroads, discussion labor and legislation

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The attacks have begun

Iowa Legislature – Prefiled Bills Proposed Iowa Budget Here are some of the bad bills introduced SF 47 VOTER ID https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=SF%2047 SF 45 – MANDATORY DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLAN FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=SF%2045 SF 38 – ELIMINATE INCOME TAX REPLACE WITH … Continue reading

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We need a 28th Amendment

No matter which of the presidential candidates had prevailed in last month’s election, America continues on a perilous path toward plutocracy, a government of and for the rich and powerful. Power rapidly is concentrating into the hands of billionaires, global … Continue reading

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Bolkcom: Governor’s proposed higher ed cuts ‘disaster for college kids’

Of the areas Gov. Terry Branstad wants to reduce in the current budget year to make up for lower-than-projected tax collections, higher education faces the biggest-dollar hit with a suggested $34.3 million cut. Branstad laid out his proposal Tuesday to … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Rose Schneiderman “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.” Schneiderman was a prominent US union leader, socialist, and feminist in the … Continue reading

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