Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

This weekends forums – Attend and let them know were are not giving up

The vote by the Iowa House and Senate has been taken, and the Governor has signed it. We can’t let up on these elected representative. They need to hear from you how you feel about their vote on this issue, … Continue reading

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APPLES to APPLES — A REFRESHER

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The Realities of Public-Sector vs. Private-Sector Compensation   Read online — http://www.iowapolicyproject.org/2017Research/170216-apples.html Download 2-page PDF — http://www.iowapolicyproject.org/2017docs/170216-apples-bgd.pdf   Public employees are a significant share of the Iowa workforce. Of the nearly 1.6 million nonfarm, or payroll, jobs in Iowa, about … Continue reading

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AFSCME Iowa leader promises lawsuit challenging collective bargaining changes

The leader of one of Iowa’s largest labor unions immediately promised legal action after legislators approved sweeping changes to the state’s collective bargaining laws Thursday. “We’re going to continue to fight this, because I believe an injury to one is … Continue reading

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Labor promises court fight over collective bargaining act ‘It’s extremely unconstitutional,’ leader of largest state public union says

DES MOINES — The fight’s not over, and now it’s personal. The leader of the state’s largest public employee union said he plans to file a lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutionality of legislation significantly reducing its members’ bargaining rights. “This … Continue reading

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Senate Leader: Anti-worker legislation hurts working Iowans and their families

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Republican legislators refused to listen to hard-working Iowans DES MOINES – Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids said anti-worker legislation fast-tracked through the Senate and House will hurt hard-working Iowans, their families and their communities. “This new anti-worker … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, speaking at a rally of Yale graduate students in 2014: “It takes a brave bunch of people to step forward. A brave bunch of people to argue the case. A brave bunch of people … Continue reading

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Black Hawk County Opposes Gutting of Chapter 20

Friends, The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors just unanimously approved the following resolution opposing the gutting of Chapter 20. It was immediately sent to all members of the legislature, and the press. It is also being shared with all … Continue reading

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