Daily Archives: January 20, 2017

HELP COLLECT ABSENTEE BALLOTS Early Vote Ballots have been mailed out today for the Special Election for HD89. We now need your help to get the ballots back in to help elect Labor-endorsed candidate Monica Kurth to the Iowa House. There’s … Continue reading

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A Transition From Hope To Fear

Progress Iowa issues statement in response to Presidential Inauguration Des Moines — In response to the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement: “Today … Continue reading

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Workers in Crisis Class Cedar Rapids

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Preserve public employees’ collective bargaining rights

By Rick Moyle, guest columnist Jan 20, 2017 at 11:13 am | Print View What can we expect from a Republican-controlled state assembly during the 2017 session? For starters, we can look for Chapter 20 to be ripped apart, thus … Continue reading

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Superintendent Survey: Continued Underfunding Will Result in Higher Class Sizes, Teacher Layoffs in Iowa Schools

Iowa Legislature News Release January 19, 2017    DES MOINES – A new survey of Iowa Superintendents has found that about 2/3 of them will be forced to raise class size, cut teachers, and reduce opportunities for students if lawmakers … Continue reading

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Find a legislative forum near you! Attend and Ask

One of the most important actions you can take in this fight to save collective bargaining is to attend your legislators’ in-district forums. When you attend a legislative forum, be sure to introduce yourself and talk about the job you … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Lee Rowland “The idea that the government could use citizenship as a punishment for political speech is not simply unconstitutional, but fundamentally un-American.” Rowland, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, responding to a November 2016 … Continue reading

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