Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

Workers’ comp bill to be signed into law

The workers’ compensation bill passed late last night along party lines, and is headed to Governor Branstad, who is expected to sign it. This is a major loss for every worker in Iowa. Moving forward, employers and insurance companies will … Continue reading

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IPP Statement: IPERS is strong

Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds are discussing a potential task force to examine whether to replace the IPERS defined benefit pension plan with a defined contribution plan, like 401(k) plans. The Iowa Policy Project, which has researched this issue … Continue reading

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TODAY at 5:00 PM CT: The Wisconsin Warning, featuring Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI)

  Congressman from Wisconsin to participate in live question and answer session on Facebook Live, and provide cautionary tale to Iowa’s citizens, press, and policymakersDES MOINES — Progress Iowa will host “The Wisconsin Warning,” a live Facebook video question and … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Martin Luther King Jr. “The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief … Continue reading

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