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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:09 PM
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Blog for Iowa: Union-Busting Bill Blocked By Democrats In Iowa Senate



http://www.blogforiowa.com/blog/_archives/2011/3/14/477...

Please thank your Democratic legislators and don't forget to mention this to voters when it's time to GOTV next year.

Collective bargaining bill DOA in Iowa Senate - Iowa Independent

"The chairman of the Senate Labor Committee announced Monday that a bill passed by the Iowa House to limit collective bargaining rights is dead for the remainder of the session.

Sen. Wally Horn (D-Cedar Rapids) said that there werent enough votes in the Democratically-controlled Senate to bring the bill out of committee. Members of the Republican-controlled Iowa House spent three days last week debating the bill, which was ultimately passed Friday on a party line vote."

My fellow/sister Iowans, this is great news, but make no mistake - it only buys us a little bit of time. The GOP and their corporate cronies will stop at nothing to get their way. In 2012, Citizens United will allow unprecedented money to buy state legislatures and now that the masks are off, they've got nothing to lose.

Next year Iowa could be Wisconsin or Michigan. The GOP will not stop and we need to be ready. If you are a progressive or someone who supports workers' rights and the middle class, you should immediately start a Twitter account if you do not yet have one. If you do have one and use it, you should start using hashtags #madia and #iaunion. This will connect you to others in the movement.

Also, get yourselves on Facebook and start adding progressive friends like crazy. We've got to build a solid, huge, statewide activist network. We need to learn how to use Facebook and Twitter effectively or Iowa will be left behind.



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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:13 PM
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1. No funny business needed. We have the majority in the IA Senate.
Barely held that one... but a miss is as good as a mile.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:19 PM
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2. In the absence of leadership from party heads we need to take care of business ourselves :-) nt
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-11 09:27 PM
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3. This good news was posted in the Iowa forum & GD:P
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