Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Businesses look to shift cost of workplace injuries to you

Business and insurance interests are trying to wipe out insurance benefits that cover every working Iowan. Workers’ compensation is a required employee benefit. It covers medical treatment, lost wages and compensation to workers injured on the job. At least that’s … Continue reading

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3 public hearings set for Monday, March 6

Just wanted to let you know that Republicans have requested three public hearings for Monday, March 6.  Please join the efforts and encourage folks in your network to sign up to speak. If you are unable to sign up  then … Continue reading

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UI right to reverse scholarship cuts

Iowans should speak up for affordable, world-class universities Statement by Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids “Since the session began in January, Republicans have twice taken back millions of state dollars already allocated to Iowa’s public universities and … Continue reading

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Make a call to keep workers’ comp laws intact in Iowa

As if attacking Iowans’ rights on the job and ability to speak up for better workplace conditions was not enough, some extremist legislators have put workers in the crosshairs again. This time, they’re going after folks who have been injured … Continue reading

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Virtual House graphic: Closer look at who gains with local raises

Well over half of those benefiting from local minimum-wage increases are women, workers over age 20, and full-time workers. As we have shown, about 85,000 Iowa workers stand to gain from local minimum-wage increases in Linn, Johnson and Polk counties … Continue reading

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Anti Workers Compensation bill – Press Conference

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: John L. Lewis “Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of … Continue reading

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