Daily Archives: March 27, 2017

CHANGE IN DES MOINES PHONE BANK DATE

There will not be a phone bank on Monday, March 27 at the Iowa Federation of Labor office.  That date has been changed to Wednesday, March 29 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Anyone available to volunteer, please contact Sandy Opstvedt at the … Continue reading

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***ACTION ALERT: Senate Votes Today!***

Two key votes are scheduled in the Iowa Senate TODAY and we need your help.  Last week, Senate Republicans were forced to delay key votes on worker’s compensation (HF 518) and lowering wages for 65,000 Iowans (HF 295) because of … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch — Latest Numbers

IOWA CITY, Iowa (March 24, 2016) — Iowa kicked off 2017 with a stepped up pace of job growth, ending February with a 3.2 percent unemployment rate. The Iowa Policy Project released the following statement from Executive Director Mike Owen … Continue reading

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Under the radar | Iowa Fiscal Partnership

Under the radar By Iowa Fiscal Partnership 3/25/17  Dangerous change to Iowa Constitution  Proposed amendment undercuts state’s ability to meet responsibilities to Iowans By Peter Fisher A constitutional amendment to cap state spending — approved by the Senate and soon … Continue reading

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Impacts of ACA in Iowa

Enrollment in Iowa’s Medicaid Expansion One of the threats to health insurance coverage for as many as 150,000 Iowans under proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act is that such plans could cause Iowa and many of the 31 states … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Mother Jones “The first thing is to raise hell,” says I. “That’s always the first thing to do when you’re faced with an injustice and you feel powerless. That’s what I do in my fight for the working … Continue reading

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