Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Statement from House Democrats on Governor’s Tax Plan

Rep. Dave Jacoby, D-Coralville, Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Committee: “Before session began, House Democrats outlined three criteria that should be met before any new tax cut plan is approved: Balance the state budget; Be fair and … Continue reading

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Message of the Day—Protect Worker Freedoms

The Labor Wire Feb. 13, 2018 Congress should protect worker freedom and uphold the sovereignty of Native American tribes, not pit the two against each other. Working people must have a legally enforceable right to form unions and negotiate together with … Continue reading

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Moral Monday February 12, 2018 Budget Issues

Moral Monday February 12, 2018 Budget Issues: Senator Joe Bolkcom and Representative Chris Hall

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Thousands of state government rules would be scrapped under Iowa Senate bill

Iowa has 160,000 state government rules regulating everything from agriculture to public safety and health, and one-third of them would be scrapped under a bill advanced Monday in the Iowa Senate. Senate File 2190 was approved on a 2-1 vote, sending it to … Continue reading

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Message of the Day—Time to Build America

America’s working people spoke loud and clear at the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis by demanding a massive infrastructure plan for a better, brighter and more prosperous future. The right plan will create millions of good jobs, increase long-term growth, make … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Theodor Herzl “The wealth of a country is its working people.​” February 14 Western Federation of Miners strike for 8-hour day – 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt creates the Department of Commerce and Labor. It was divided … Continue reading

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