Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

Military Veterans and Public Sector Unions – Preserving good jobs for those who served.

Wednesday January 18: Military Veterans and Public Sector Unions – Preserving good jobs for those who served. Press Conference in Room 22 to encourage veterans to talk to their elected representatives DES MOINES: – On Veterans Day at the Iowa … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Hundreds of Iowans Rally Across the State, Take #OurFirstStand Against Health Care Changes

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DES DES MOINES –On Sunday, Iowans held rallies in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Sioux City to voice their opposition to Republicans’ plans to overhaul health care. National Congressional Democratic Leaders, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

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The Governor’s health plan for public employees: A solution in search of a problem

We’ve seen this before; why would we try it again? Governor Branstad’s plan to remove health benefits from negotiations on state, county, city and school employee contracts presents more questions than answers. The first question: What again is the problem? … Continue reading

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Women’s March January 21 – Everyone welcome

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*this event is the official event page representing the efforts of national Women’s March on Washington organization in the state of Iowa. On January 21, 2017 we will unite REMOTELY at the Iowa state Capitol during the Women’s March on … Continue reading

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Legislative Forums – Attend and Ask Questions

AMES Saturday, January 14: 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. “Legislative Wake Up” with Story County Area Legislators at Ames City Council Chambers, 515 Clark Ave, 2nd Floor. Saturday, February 25: 8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. “Legislative Wake Up” with Story County Area Legislators … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Lucy Parsons “Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth.” January 16 The United States Civil Service Commission was established as the Pendleton Act went into effect – 1883 Thousands of … Continue reading

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