Category Archives: Jobs

Iowa Jobs Far Short of Governor’s Goal

IWD presentation promotes bogus job growth number Statement by Mike Owen, IPP Executive Director MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015 Editor’s note: When a story on the radio presented the Governor’s number as news last week, I figured I’d better seek out … Continue reading

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Fast Food Workers Going On Strike

Jobs With Justice Today, underpaid fast food clerks, care providers, adjuncts, retail associates and thousands of women and men across the country are bravely going on strike once again. Along with their supporters, they’re raising their voices to demand $15 … Continue reading

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Oscar Mayer's Long Road

DAVENPORT — The Kraft Foods Oscar Mayer plant on Second Street will be razed as its new owner, Kraft Heinz, plans to move operations and layoff much of the workforce at the long-time meat packing plant. Wednesday’s announcement, that Kraft … Continue reading

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Poverty Vultures

Out of sight of the eyes of anything resembling reporters the poverty industries in the USA are cranking along in high gear. Most of these are protected from any harm by Republicans from the county courthouse through the state house … Continue reading

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Wide Benefits Projected In County Minimum Wages In Iowa

​ FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015 CONTACT: MIKE OWEN, (319) 338-0773, For full report: IPP News Wide benefits projected in county minimum wages in Iowa In Linn, Johnson, $15 wage would boost combined 43,000 workers IOWA CITY, … Continue reading

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Fighting Back With Facts

Letters, we send letters. BTW, this is a good time to start sending those letters in. Muscatine County chair Don Paulson counters the flawed arguments of Rep. Tom Sands LTTE in the Muscatine Journal. Sands argues from a trickle down … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report: School Funding And Mental Health Vetos

We haven’t had a Courtney Report for a while. This one is particularly timely since it concerns the Governor’s ill advised line item veto of of part of the school funding. This is an excerpt of the Courtney Report. To … Continue reading

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There is still time to reach agreements to help all Iowans

Posted on May 4, 2015 by admin note this was written Monday. So good it needed to be posted Tom Courtney, State Senator, Burlington It’s a sad day in Iowa when a lobbyist claiming to represent small businesses had … Continue reading

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Affordable College, Medicaid, Economic Development, The Courtney Report

Note: this is an editted version of Senator Courtney’s newsletter. For the whol newsletter, please go here. ENSURING COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN AFFORD THE EDUCATION THEY NEED We’re working to keep college affordable so that all Iowans get the educational opportunities … Continue reading

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Gov. Walker’s Economic Development Agency Under the Microscope

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2015 CONTACT: Mike Browne CELL: (608) 444-3483 ‘Record Shows He’s Enriched His Cronies While Failing to Deliver for the Rest of Us’ MADISON, Wis. and DES MOINES — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has come under … Continue reading

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