Daily Archives: December 8, 2017

“2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees”

ADVANCE  1 PM, Room 116   MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 “2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees”  SPEAKERS  State of Iowa Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald  Senator Matt McCoy, member of the Iowa Legislature’s Public Retirement Systems Committee  The two statehouse leaders will express concerns that … Continue reading

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IPERS’ unfunded pension liabilities rise to nearly $7 billion

The unfunded liability of Iowa’s largest public employees’ pension fund has increased to almost $7 billion amid recent actuarial changes that reflect lowered expectations for future investment gains, according to a report issued Thursday. The changes are one factor behind higher contribution rates for the Iowa Public … Continue reading

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Join the movement!

Did you know… Women make up 51% of Iowa’s population, but only 12.9% of the state House and 16.19% of the state Senate… Iowa has never had a female congressperson nor a female Democratic senator… Have you been wanting to … Continue reading

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Labor leader Tefere Gebre awarded Peace Prize

 Tefere Gebre with Fr. Sean McManus WASHINGTON – Tefere Gebre, a stalwart of the cause of organized labor, was given a “Roving Ambassador for Peace” award in a ceremony, near Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Gebre, a native of Ethiopia, is an … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: from the preamble to the American Federation of Labor’s founding document: “A struggle is going on in all of the civilized world between oppressors and oppressed of all countries, between capitalist and laborer…” December 09 Ratification … Continue reading

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