Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Republican Tax Bill Nothing But Corporate Giveaways

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement on the Republican tax bill released today: This tax bill is a job killer. It gives hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to companies that outsource jobs and profits. No … Continue reading

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Initial Podcast “Union Yes Iowa”

The Iowa Federation is producing a podcast. This is the initial attempt. Our plan is to have these produced at least once a month, or more as needed. Hopefully they will get better as we learn more about what we … Continue reading

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House Tax Bill Has Low-Income Seniors Subsidizing the Top 1%

Retirees are Already Calling Capitol Hill Switchboard to Protest  The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding today’s rollout of the GOP tax bill by the House Committee on Ways and … Continue reading

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Trumka Praises “Better Deal” for Working People

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following remarks at a press conference unveiling the labor proposals in Congressional Democrats’ “Better Deal” platform. Last week, the AFL-CIO held our convention in St. Louis. We listened to working people and came together … Continue reading

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REPORT: Iowa’s Student Loan Debt Reaches More Than $13 Billion

Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa’s total student loan debt balance was $13.08 billion as of 2016, according to recently released figures from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), while Iowa ranks 15th worst in the nation for student debt with … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights … Continue reading

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