Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

The workers’ comp bill still delayed

The legislature has adjourned for the day and the bill that would destroy Iowa’s workers’ compensation system has still not come up for a vote in either the House or Senate! This is good news for folks like us who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

City of Waterloo sends clear message to state legislators

WATERLOO (KWWL) – One city sending a message to state legislators. Waterloo City Council approving two resolutions, Monday night. The first resolution is in response to the state’s recent changes to limit collective bargaining rights for city employees. The second … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Branstad/Reynolds Tax Giveaways Cause New $131 Million Shortfall – Iowa Starting Line

Legislators were bracing themselves for today’s Revenue Estimating Conference, where the newest update on the state’s revenue forecasts were released. The news was worse than some had predicted, giving another black eye to the Branstad/Reynolds fiscal management record. Iowa now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Council declares support for union workers Resolution is response to new state law

Faced with tough new restrictions on collective bargaining by many public employees, the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday declared its support for unionized workers and set up a method to work with them on topics that state law now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Senate Budget Ranking Member: Republican policies are train wreck for working families

Statement by Senator Joe Bolkcom on the updated revenue estimates “In 2010, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds were elected to office based on two promises: Raise family incomes by 25% and create 200,000 new Iowa jobs within … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Senator Dix and Representative Deyoe videos from March 11 forum

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54JVyIXaGsvraaNvS8Fsgw

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Moral Monday Iowa – the real story of Iowa’s budget

Slide Show from the Presentation

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stake For Working People High In SCOTUS Nomination Of Gorsuch

March 13th, 2017 Guest post from Ken Sagar, president of the Iowa Federation of Labor Decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court have a direct impact on the livelihoods of working people – the right to a discrimination-free workplace, to … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Attack on the Middle Class

By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher The introduction of a national “right to work” legislative bill by Steve King (R-Iowa) and Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) is aimed at reducing the wages of American workers. The title and purpose of this legislation … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Action Alert: Help stop bad bills today

March 13, 2017 Senate Staff Blog, Issues, Job creation, Working families 0 Two bad bills on today’s debate schedule are SF184/HF203, which would circumvent federal “Buy American” requirements on state and local road projects, and SF435/HF518, which would gut Iowa’s … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Martin Luther King, Jr “New economic patterning through automation is dissolving the jobs of workers in some of the nation’s basic industries. This is to me a catastrophe. We are neither technologically advanced nor socially enlightened if … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment