Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Mean-spirited legislators

The union-bashing bill passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad is the most mean-spirited and short-sighted piece of legislation I have seen since returning home to Iowa in 1974. It will greatly harm the … Continue reading

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State Capture: Des Moines and Iowa City

In recent years, GOP state legislatures have begun considering and enacting a slew of similar — and sometimes even identical — pieces of legislation cutting union rights, restricting access to the ballot, reducing taxes on the wealthy and business, and … Continue reading

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Weekend events

March 4: Who’s in Charge? It Could be You Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, IBEW 13 Hall, 1205 N. Central Ave., Burlington The Des Moines-Henry Co. Labor Association invites you to an informational/training session for folks who are … Continue reading

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Sign up or Leave a comment on these anti worker bills

Iowa Legislature Public Hearings General Requirements: Speaking time will be three (3) minutes per individual. It will alternate pro/con for the first ten (10) speakers then will go in the order of the date and time a person signed up. … Continue reading

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Labor Quote

Today’s Labor Quote: Walter Reuther “Labor is not fighting for a larger slice of the national pie – labor is fighting for a larger pie.” Reuther — seen here with Martin Luther King, Jr. — made the United Automobile Workers … Continue reading

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