Daily Archives: October 30, 2017

STATEMENT ON RULING IN FIRST STEP OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAWSUIT

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following Judge Gamble’s ruling on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of HF291: “Today we were notified that our request for summary judgment was overruled by Chief District … Continue reading

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Union Veterans Council Calls on President Trump to Veto Anti-Veteran Bill

The main veteran union constituency group joins other leading pro-veteran organizations in opposing S.J. Res 47 (Washington D.C, October 30, 2017) – The Union Veterans Council is urging President Donald Trump to veto S.J. Res. 47, and to stand with … Continue reading

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Many Republicans in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate have prided themselves on being “fiscal conservatives.” Now is the time for them to stand up and show they mean it by voting “no” on the reckless tax cut proposal.

With Republican control of government at both the national and state level, there is a grave danger of so-called “tax reform” that cuts taxes for the wealthiest individuals and corporations, blows an even bigger hole in the national debt, and … Continue reading

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Democratic Legislators Present Bold Healthcare Public Option Solution – Iowa Starting Line

Democratic Senator Matt McCoy and Representative John Forbes held a press conference last week and presented a simple, common sense health care solution for Iowans. Their proposal “Healthy Iowans for a Pubic Option” (HIPO) solves two Iowa health care emergencies … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Sebastian Junger “As societies become more affluent they tend to require more, rather than less, (work) time and commitment by the individual, and it’s possible that many people feel that affluence and safety simply aren’t a … Continue reading

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