Posts Tagged ‘ working families ’

Dems: Enhancing communities through land banks

March 4, 2020

Bipartisan legislation (SF 2369) establishing “land banks” has passed the Senate Local Government Committee. Land banks are public-private partnerships to rehabilitate rundown, vacant and tax-delinquent properties for productive use. MORE

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Dems: Nursing students aim to fill health care needs

February 11, 2020

DMACC nursing students recently demonstrated their skills for legislators, and shared the challenges they see in Iowa’s health care system. MORE

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Dems: Legislators to hear from mobile home residents, discuss reforms

December 10, 2019

A public meeting on proposed reforms for mobile home parks is set for 1 PM Saturday, Dec. 14, in room 103 of the Statehouse.

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Dems: Speak up about negative impact of EPA proposal on Iowa

October 30, 2019

Iowans: Raise your voices in support of Iowa farmers and against a proposal that could cripple our rural economy.

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Dems: Labor Day: Iowa workers are our best asset

September 1, 2019

As we celebrate Labor Day, Senate Democrats remain committed to fighting for working Iowans, restoring and protecting workplace rights, and ensuring Iowa employees and employers have a fair shot at getting ahead.

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Dems: Continuing the fight for equality

August 26, 2019
Dems: Continuing the fight for equality

One way we can continue the push for equality is through equal pay. In Iowa, it is illegal for an employer to pay some workers less than others for jobs requiring equal skill, effort and responsibility. Nonetheless, wage inequality persists. These wage disparities are enormous over the course of a 40-year career.

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Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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Dems: Statement: Republican politicians have done harm to all Iowa workers

May 17, 2019

Senate Democrats continue to believe that all Iowa workers deserve respect, dignity and the right to bargain for health and safety protections. We will always stand side by side with ISEA, AFSCME and other unions who continue to stand up for the rights of public employees across the state.

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Dems: What Iowans are saying

March 1, 2019
Dems: What Iowans are saying

Iowans want decent-paying jobs, affordable health care and the chance to lead a good life. In recent years, however, we’ve seen stagnant wages, rising health care costs and more Iowans living paycheck to paycheck. Iowans [...]

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Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

January 15, 2019
Dems: Senate Dem Leader on Governor’s Condition of the State address

We are concerned that for the past two years, the Governor and legislative Republicans have pushed everyday Iowans to the back of the line. Republicans have allowed millionaires, big corporations and out-of-state MCOs to cut to the front of the line. Our goal this session is improve the lives of everyday Iowans. 

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