Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Working Families Summit 2017

We are inviting you to an exciting event which will bring dozens of progressive Iowa organizations together, at a Working Families Summit on Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Scheman Building in Ames. (On the ISU campus) The … Continue reading

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Trumpcare Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, Wealthiest

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Small business owners say this bill is not only immoral, but also hurts their business Today’s House vote to pass the American Health Care Act is a shameful display of partisan politics at its worst. Despite unprecedented outrage from constituents, … Continue reading

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Voting For Health Care ‘Scam’ Defining Moment For David Young

Young’s vote for President Trump’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act threatens 1.2 million Iowans and 343,000 of his constituents with pre-existing conditions DES MOINES — Congressman David Young today voted for President Trump’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), and … Continue reading

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Government Funding Bill Puts Special Interests Above Working Families

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Congress passing a short-term government-funding bill: While the funding bill does provide assurance that we will have functioning government for the next five months, it undermines programs that help and empower working families. … Continue reading

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Arbitrator rules in union’s favor under Iowa’s new collective bargaining law

DES MOINES — Iowa’s largest public employee union scored what its leader called a bittersweet victory in a recent arbitrator’s ruling. In one of the first arbitration cases under the state’s new collective bargaining law, which dramatically reduced public employee unions’ … Continue reading

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Labor History

  Today’s Labor Quote: William J. Adelman “No single event has influenced the history of labor in Illinois, the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket Affair. It began with a rally on May 4, 1886, but … Continue reading

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