Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

Collective Action Is Stronger Than Ever

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the release of the annual Bureau of Labor Statistics report on union membership:  The sky is falling! The labor movement is dead! These are the canned reactions that of out-of-touch people who want … Continue reading

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IA Phone Bank locations – dates – Coordinators

  Location Day Time Coordinator + contact Des Moines AFL-CIO office Mon, Tue, Wed, Thursday – until further notice 5 to 8pm Sandy Opstvedt, 515-291-0093 Sandy.scifl@gmail.com Ames IFL office 546 Main St, Suite 103, Ames Iowa, 50010. Wed 2/1 training … Continue reading

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“There are a lot of reasons to oppose this legislation. The biggest reason is that it will hurt growth in our state.”

Remarks by Senator Joe Bolkcom, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on SF 130, the Republican budget cut bill http://www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/bolkcom/2017/01/26/republican-cuts-hurt-education-job-training-public-safety-vulnerable-iowans/ There are a lot of reasons to oppose this legislation. The biggest reason is that it will hurt growth … Continue reading

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Make a call on the budget plan

***ACTION ALERT*** The Iowa Senate will start debate THIS MORNING on the Republican bill (Senate File 130)  to cut millions from our community colleges, state universities, correctional facilities, and human services.  More information about the bill is below, but we … Continue reading

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Obradovich: Don’t shut out unions from collective bargaining debate

              Iowa labor leaders complained Wednesday that legislators are keeping them in the dark about proposed changes to the state collective bargaining law. Danny Homan, president of AFSCME Iowa Council 61, the state’s largest public … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays Iowa – January 30

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Moral Mondays IOWA (MMI) on Monday, January 30 with a focus on Worker Rights and Collective Bargaining (Chapter 20). MMI meets from noon – 12:45 pm in Room 304 at the Capitol. All are encouraged to attend Moral Mondays IOWA … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Sam Gompers “Show me the country in which there are no strikes and I’ll show you that country in which there is no liberty.” January 27 New York City maids organize to improve working conditions – 1734 Mine … Continue reading

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Attend these Forums

January 27, 2017 4:00PM – 5:00PM Educational Service Center, Board Room C, 1725 N. Dodge. St., Iowa City, IA 52245 January 27, 2017 4:30PM – 6:30PM AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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