Daily Archives: January 22, 2018

Statehouse Update, January 22 

We’re just starting Week 3 of the Iowa Legislature.  At the bottom of this email, you’ll find the list of bills we are watching this year and where they stand right now in the legislative process.  Here’s quick update on … Continue reading

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Here Are the 10 Worst Attacks on Workers From Trump’s First Year

January 20th marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Since taking office, President Trump has overseen a string of policies that will harm working people and benefit corporations and the rich. Here we present a list of the 10 … Continue reading

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Seniors and the Disabled are the Victims of GOP’s Inability to Govern

 Statement of Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, on the government shutdown: “For Republicans to be unable to pass a bill to fund the government when they control the House, the Senate, and the White House … Continue reading

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‘I hope I can quit working in a few years’: A preview of the U.S. without pensions

TULSA — Tom Coomer has retired twice: once when he was 65, and then several years ago. Each time he realized that with just a Social Security check, “You can hardly make it these days.” So here he is at 79, … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO and Broad Coalition File Amicus Briefs in Janus v. AFSCME

(Washington, DC, Jan. 19, 2018) — Today, the AFL-CIO joined unions, public and private employers, elected officials from both parties, religious organizations, academics and civil rights organizations filing amicus briefs in Janus v. AFSCME, defending working people’s right to effectively organize and negotiate. … Continue reading

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Iowa Coalition for Retirement Security

IPERS Kim Reynolds and Republican leadership have signaled they may tackle IPERS this legislative session. They have already brought in the Reason Foundation, another Koch Brothers funded group, to give false fears on Iowa’s pension system. Although some legislators have … Continue reading

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IOWA WOMEN DEFIANT AT WOMEN’S MARCH: THE SPEECHES, SIGHTS AND SIGNS

Des Moines Register article on Women’s March 2018 On a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon, one year to the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, close to 10,000 people gathered outside the Iowa State Capitol building for this year’s Women’s March. … Continue reading

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Failure to Govern Hurts Working People

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the government shut down: When Washington politicians fail to govern, it’s working families across America who pay the price. Shutting down our government cripples our country and denies federal employees from earning a … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Terence V. Powderly “Give men shorter hours in which to labor, and you give them more time to study and learn why bread is so scarce while wheat is so plenty.” Powderly (left) was a leader of … Continue reading

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