Daily Archives: January 27, 2017

Talking Points on Iowa Republican Budget Cuts

There is not a budget crisis in Iowa. There is plenty of money in the state budget to adequately fund the priorities of Iowans. I will not support unnecessary cuts that threaten public safety, the quality of higher education and … Continue reading

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Iowa public employee union members asked to forego pay hike

DES MOINES — Hundreds of state public employee union members are being asked to forego a 1.25 percent pay increase they’ve been receiving since Jan. 1 without getting any assurance from the state it would prevent layoffs. About 19,000 state … Continue reading

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We need you to go to a forum close to your home this weekend and tell legislators:

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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Union History

Today’s Labor Quote: Pete Seeger “The key to the future of the world, is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.” January 28 American Miners’ Association formed – 1861 First U.S. unemployment compensation law enacted, in Wisconsin – 1932 … Continue reading

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