Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Women’s March January 21, 2017

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UAW Local affiliates with IFL

                United Auto Wokers Local 450 in Des Moines has affiliated with the Iowa Federation of Labor and the South Central Iowa Federation of labor. This is the first UAW affiliation in over … Continue reading

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Calling for Volunteers: Help us staff phone banks in support of Iowa’s Public Sector Workers

The Iowa Federation of Labor is working with Labor Councils across the state to set up phone banks to help fight attacks against workers’ rights.  We are calling union members, householders, and retirees to talk about proposed and already introduce … Continue reading

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Shout Out against Senate File 2

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The Subcommittee Meeting on defunding Planned Parenthood will be held on Tuesday January 24 at the Capitol, room 22 at 10:45 am. Des Moines Iowa 10:45 AM – Iowa Subcommittee Meeting on SF2 Next Tuesday, the Iowa Senate will hold … Continue reading

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Idea of a Statewide Health Insurance Contract Met with Confusion, Skepticism

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad proposes changing how the state provides health insurance for state employees.  In his Condition of the State message earlier this month, he proposed replacing more than 400 existing plans with one statewide contract. “Just a few … Continue reading

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11 bad bills… what Republicans have introduced (so far!)

January 20, 2017 Senate Staff Blog 0 Less than two weeks into the 2017 legislative session, here are some of the worst bills introduced by Republican Senators (so far…..) SF 2(Co-sponsored by all 29 Republican Senators) – Defund Planned Parenthood. … Continue reading

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Key Senator: New technology isn’t enough to help Iowa workers and employers

A statement from Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo, Ranking Member of the Senate’s Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee “The unveiling of the new Future Ready Iowa website today is a small step forward in the state’s efforts to build a 21st … Continue reading

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DeVos stumbles at hearing; Committee vote delayed; Pro-public education activists flooding Senate with concerns

Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, struggled to answer basic questions at her Senate confirmation hearing, and the Committee’s vote on her nomination has now been delayed until January 31. DeVos stumbled over common issues like testing and … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Liz Shuler “We’re going to march together and stand together in solidarity to make sure our voices are heard.” Shuler (left in photo at right) is Secretary Treasurer of the AFL-CIO January 23 Some 10,000 clothing workers … Continue reading

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