Category Archives: Iowa Federation of Labor

Grassley’s Stolen SCOTUS Attacks Working Families

Editor’s note:  The following are two press releases concerning Senator Grassley and his unprecedented and still extremely controversial hijacking of the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland. For Immediate Release: June 27, 2018 Contact: Des Moines, Iowa — Today the … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa: Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Recertify! For Immediate Release: October 25, 2017 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Support Unions In Recertification Vote Des Moines — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement today after Iowa’s public workers voted to recertify unions across … Continue reading

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IFL: Taxes Are The Legislature’s Responsibility

GOVERNOR BRANSTAD: TAXES ARE THE LEGISLATURE’S RESPONSIBILITY link Buried deep in all of the messes that the Branstad Administration has created, there is a little known action going on in the Department of Revenue which will have dangerous consequences not … Continue reading

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Dubuque Working Families Summit

Dubuque Federation of Labor to Host Dubuque Working Families Summit On Saturday, November 7th, the Dubuque Federation of Labor, AFLCIO, will host a day-long program, “Working Families Summit” at Northeast Iowa Community College Downtown Dubuque Campus from 10am – 4PM … Continue reading

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Iowa Law Makers: “We Have No Money This Year”

Posted on Iowa Labor News,  an electronic newsletter for the Labor Movement, specifically in Iowa, sponsored by the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO By Charlie Wishman Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor All over the capitol, you’ll hear the same refrain … Continue reading

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Feed Iowa Families. Pass the Farm Bill.

The evidence is everywhere, in bone-dry fields across the state–Steve King has failed Iowa farmers. Worse yet, he’s proud of the reason he has failed to deliver a farm bill that provides desperately needed drought relief. He believes it’s more … Continue reading

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Working families, community members and small business owners will be speaking at a press conference, Thursday July 12, at 4:30 PM at Raygun, 400 East Locust, supporting the “Bring The Jobs Home Act”, that Congress will be voting on. Iowa … Continue reading

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Labor Update: Taxpayer- Subsidized Keokuk Company Locks Out Workers

Labor Update:  Taxpayer-Subsidized Keokuk Company Locks Out Workers The following letter was read at Thursday's meeting of the Iowa Department of Economic Development by Mark Cooper, President of the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor on behalf of the Quad … Continue reading

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Iowans Kick Off the Campaign Season

Iowans Kick Off the Campaign Season by Paul Deaton “The flurry of post cards, media coverage and phone calls surrounding the tour will all be good for the Governor’s party. With each passing day, 2010 seems more like it will … Continue reading

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Labor Update: No More Politics As Usual

Labor Update:  No More Politics As Usual by Ken Sagar “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”   That brilliant white-haired physicist, Albert Einstein said many things I do not understand, but … Continue reading

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