Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Save Iowa Workers – Jamie Linde

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Collective Action of Working People Reject Andrew Puzder

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in response to Andrew Puzder withdrawing as the Labor Secretary nominee: The withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s nomination is great news for everyone who wants an America where wages rise, benefits are strong and unions … Continue reading

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What Republicans USED To Say About Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law – Iowa Starting Line

The Iowa House and Senate are set tonight to ram through the Republican bill that thoroughly dismantles Iowa’s collective bargaining law. Speaker Linda Upmeyer and Senate Leader Bill Dix have been steadfast in their support for the legislation, saying it … Continue reading

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Iowa GOP’s Union Busting Directly Tied To Koch-Backed ALEC – Iowa Starting Line

Iowans might assume the Iowa Republican controlled Legislature’s anti-labor collective bargaining bill resulted from a massive demand from their Iowa constituents. That assumption would be wrong and a bit naïve. The author of this shameful anti-labor bill and various other … Continue reading

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Editorial: GOP to Iowans: Shut up while we bust unions

When Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin pushed anti-union legislation in 2011, public workers did not stand by quietly. An army of teachers led weeks of protests in Madison. An estimated 25,000 demonstrators showed up in a single day. Thousands of … Continue reading

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Boulton: Iowa’s collective bargaining law works; We shouldn’t change it

Police officers and firefighters risk their lives for us every day. Nurses care for our loved ones when they’re sick or hurting. Teachers and coaches educate and train our future leaders. Correctional officers in our prisons help ensure our safety. … Continue reading

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Collective bargaining offers accountability at every step | The Gazette

By Mike Owen, guest columnist The Feb. 5 Gazette featured two columns about collective bargaining — one by a paid spokesperson for out-of-state corporate interests, and the other a well-reasoned, experience-based account by an actual Iowa teacher. Allow me to … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quotes: Susan B. Anthony “It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…” Susan B. Anthony, who also famously said “Failure is … Continue reading

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Letter to Deyoe

I find it troubling that a decent guy like Dave Deyoe would omit relevant facts in his mythology report published in the Nevada Journal last week. Dave’s reaped the benefits of the current collective bargaining law for over a decade, including … Continue reading

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