Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

Attacks on collective bargaining: Hidden costs, untold consequences for Iowans

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Iowa lawmakers and the outgoing Governor have in recent weeks announced their intent to pursue dramatic changes to Iowa’s public sector collective bargaining law (Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code). While legislative leaders have yet to reveal a detailed proposal … Continue reading

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Upmeyer says GOP seeks to rebalance Iowa collective bargaining law

The speaker of the Iowa House says the changes she and her fellow Republicans will propose in Iowa’s collective bargaining law will likely mirror legislation that cleared the House in 2011. That bill would have eliminated layoff procedures from being … Continue reading

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Executive Order Allows Wall Street to Scam Working Families

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the executive order calling for rollbacks of financial regulations: Over the course of the financial crisis, working people were kicked out of their homes by robo-signed foreclosures. Our retirement savings evaporated overnight. The … Continue reading

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Press Clips and video from Save Iowa Workers Press Conference Feb. 1, 2017

Press Clips and video from Save Iowa Workers Press Conference Feb. 1, 2017 AFLCIOIowa Mason City Globe Atchison Globe Bettendorf video Bettendorf video 2 Bettendorf video 3 Bettendorf video 4 SEIU Cedar Rapids Sioux City Tribune Ledger Bettendorf/Des Moines YouTube … Continue reading

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Find an Event to Stop Attacks on Working People in Your State

Find an event near you to support public workers

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Statement by Iowa State Education Association President Tammy Wawro on passage of Senate File 166

News from Iowa State Education Association For more information contact: Jean Hessburg, 515-471-8025, jhessburg@isea.org Statement by Iowa State Education Association President Tammy Wawro on passage of Senate File 166 DES MOINES, IA (02/03/2017) (readMedia)– Senate Republicans failed Iowa’s public school … Continue reading

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Labor History

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February 04 The Ohio legislature authorizes construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal, to connect Toledo to Cincinnati.  Local historians say “Irish immigrants, convicts and local farmers used picks, shovels and wheelbarrows,” at 30 cents per day, to construct … Continue reading

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