Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

Right now, Congress is working on the most extreme union-busting, pension-stealing bills we’ve seen yet.

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These attacks focus on official time, one of our core union rights that AFGE uses to help employees get fair representation in workplace disputes. Anti-government employee lawmakers are trying to rush through bills that limit our union rights and silence … Continue reading

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Go let the Governor know how you feel!

Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds’ public schedules   (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released their public schedules for Monday, March 13, 2017 – Sunday, March 19, 2017.   The following events … Continue reading

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Attend one or more of these forums on Saturday

Every weekend state legislators from around Iowa hold public forums of one kind or another.  We need to make our voices heard on the issues that are important to each and every one of us!  The Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Opposes GOP Repeal Bill

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Saunders to Iowa: We’ll Stand Together and Build Together

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This legislative session, Iowa’s working families have been under relentless attack from extremist legislators and their corporate-funded allies. By passing a draconian, Wisconsin-style law decimating collective bargaining, gutting the state’s worker’s compensation system and pursuing restrictive voter suppression legislation, Hawkeye … Continue reading

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IOWA Phone Bank Schedule* March 13 – 17

  Locations – Dates – Coordinators Volunteers across Iowa have been calling union members in targeted senate and house districts to educate and mobilize our membership on the attack against workers’ rights. Once we identify supporters, we ask connect them … Continue reading

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Call your State Rep today: tell them to oppose the workers’ compensation bill!

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SAMPLE Workers Comp Tweets Call your State Rep today: tell them to oppose the workers’ compensation bill! 855-790-8815 #ialegis #saveiaworkers Call your State Senator today: tell them to oppose the workers’ compensation bill! 844-332-8460 #ialegis #saveiaworkers Every 11 minutes someone … Continue reading

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Senate GOP votes to forbid PLAs on gov’t-funded construction

MARCH 10, 2017 BY O. KAY HENDERSON The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that would make so-called “project labor agreements” illegal on construction that’s financed by state or local governments. Republicans say non-union contractors do not bid on government-financed … Continue reading

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NAACP leaders worry Iowa Legislature reversing progress, recall “Jim Crow” laws

Iowa NAACP officials are worried about the Iowa Legislature’s agenda in 2017, warning it could reverse decades of racial progress and that some legislation is forcing them to recall “Jim Crow” laws that enforced racial segregation in the South. About 30 … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Calls On Rep. Rob Taylor To Recuse Himself From AFP Ethics Complaint

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Taylor Co-Hosted Event With Koch-Backed Americans for Prosperity Iowa This Week DES MOINES – Progress Iowa today called on Representative Rob Taylor to recuse himself from any involvement in the ongoing complaint against the state director of Americans for Prosperity … Continue reading

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Iowa Main Street Alliance Warns Congress Of ACA Repeal Impacts – Iowa Starting Line

March 10th, 2017 Guest post from ICAN The Iowa Main Street Alliance small business owners and others who depend on the ACA for health care released a new Health Care for America Now (HCAN) report that details the impact of … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Eugene Debs “The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class had nothing to gain … Continue reading

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