Posts Tagged ‘ working families ’

Dems: Restoring rights to working Iowans

February 7, 2018

Senator Nate Boulton, ranking member of the Labor & Business Committee, introduced two workers' rights bills. SF 2185 would allow injured Iowa employees to choose their own doctors. SF 2186 restores the collective bargaining rights abruptly taken away from several hundred thousand Iowa workers last year. 

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Dems: Boulton: Here’s how to provide all working Iowans with paid family leave

January 31, 2018

Senate File 2133 would provide 12 weeks of paid family leave for working Iowa families. The leave would be available when Iowans must care for a family member with a serious health condition or to bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster child. The bill also provides for paid medical leave for a personal serious health condition.

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Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018
Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans with better-paying jobs, revitalized small towns and rural communities, the best education in the country and a great quality of life.

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Dems: Two ideas to help more Iowans save for retirement

January 24, 2018

All workers deserve economic security. ThE new economy is an on-demand economy, a gig economy. Gig economy workers could work in the technology field or maybe they are drivers for companies like Lyft and Uber. These workers do not have access to benefits when they get hurt on the job, healthcare or even retirement savings.

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Dems: We agree ‘urgent action’ needed to stop ‘additional inappropriate behavior’

January 12, 2018

Little has changed in the Iowa Senate more than four years since Kirsten Anderson was fired after filing a complaint about the toxic work environment. As Ambassador Kramer wrote in her report: ‘As of now, there is nothing that has changed to prevent additional inappropriate behavior and ensuing problems.’

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Dems: 2018 session poses threat to Iowa retirees

December 11, 2017

“IPERS and Iowa’s other public pension plans are secure, strong, and sustainable. Some current legislative proposals to change IPERS could break the promise we have made to hard working Iowans since 1953,” said Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald.

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Dems: Senators to meet with students, tour job training programs at Northeast Iowa Community College

October 31, 2017

Democratic State Senators Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids and Pam Jochum of Dubuque will be touring job training programs and meeting with students at Northeast Iowa Community College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at the Peosta campus.

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Dems: Senate Democrats respond to Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

October 17, 2017
Dems: Senate Democrats respond to Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

Building on bipartisan work by the Legislature over the past several years, the Future Ready Iowa Alliance lays out a plan to enhance the skills of Iowa workers. Senate Democrats are focused on initiatives to help Iowans get the education and training they need to qualify for increasingly technical jobs, especially in our small towns…

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Dems: Western Iowa Tech prepares Iowans for skilled jobs that grow economy

October 13, 2017

“The opportunities at Western Iowa Tech are key to building a stronger Iowa economy, one with more higher skilled, higher paying jobs,” said Senator Hogg.  “Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers can be fixed by making Western Iowa Tech’s opportunities more available and more affordable for more Iowans.”

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Dems: Sign up for Iowa Public Retirement Alerts

October 10, 2017

Every worker deserves a secure retirement. That includes the hundreds of thousands of Iowans who contribute part of each paycheck to one of our state's public retirement systems. Iowa's public retirement systems are well managed and fiscally sound. How...

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