Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Republican Attacks On Police, Firefighters, Teachers And More Hurt All Iowa – Iowa Starting Line

Republican Attacks On Police, Firefighters, Teachers And More Hurt All Iowa February 6th, 2017 It is assumed that the Republicans in the legislature will introduce anti-public employee bills today. It may range from Governor Branstad’s proposal to remove health care … Continue reading

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This bill completely guts collective bargaining for public employees in Iowa

The long-dreaded collective bargaining legislation that was crafted behind closed doors has been released in the Iowa House and Senate, and it’s worse than we ever imagined. The same bill (House Study Bill 84 and Senate File 213) was released … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans propose sweeping changes to collective bargaining laws, public unions

Republicans lawmakers on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining laws that govern the way 184,000 of the state’s teachers, corrections officers and other public sector union workers negotiate for wages, health care and other employment benefits. Representatives from labor unions … Continue reading

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IDP Statement on Attacks on Worker’s Rights

DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Derek Eadon, issued the following statement today in response to the introduction of HSB 84, the bill that strips Iowa workers of the right to negotiate their wages & benefits with the State: … Continue reading

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These are the collective bargaining bills. In our initial analysis, they are worse than Wisconsin.

  https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=HSB84 https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=SF%20213&ga=87 Here’s the schedule for HSB 84 in the House: 1.      Subcommittee meeting on the bill @ 8:45 am in the Supreme Court Chambers 2.      Labor Committee to consider the bill at 3 pm on Wednesday 3.      Public … Continue reading

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It’s happened.

Republicans have started their all-out assault on Iowa workers’ rights. Will you fight back? Just moments ago, House Republicans filed HSB84, which dismantles Iowa’s Chapter 20, Iowa’s Collective Bargaining law that has worked for over 40 years. The legislation removes nearly all … Continue reading

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Attend at committee meeting on collective bargaining

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8   8:45AM – House Subcommittee on HSB84 Room 103, State Capitol   11:30AM – Senate Subcommittee on SF213 Room 116, State Capitol   3:00PM – House Labor Committee on HSB84 Room 103, State Capitol     THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9   … Continue reading

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Iowa Congressional Leaders Asked to Honor Medicare

February 6, 2017 – Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service (IA) Play Audio in Browser Window Many older Iowans are squeezed by increasing health care and prescription drug costs. (Images Money/Flickr) DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 540,000 Iowans depend on … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Ella May Wiggins It is for our little children, That seems to us so dear, But for us nor them, dear workers, The bosses do not care. But understand, all workers, Our union they do fear. Let’s … Continue reading

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