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Reynolds’ rejection of student debt relief puts hypocrisy on full display

September 12th, 2022 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to Governor Kim Reynolds spearheading a letter to President Biden opposing his plan to forgive a portion of student loan debt for millions of Americans:

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Support workers by making September Labor Union Appreciation Month

September 1st, 2022 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement calling for Iowa leaders to proclaim September as Labor Union Appreciation Month:

“Iowans work hard for their families and labor unions make sure those workers’ rights are protected.

“We owe unions for the eight-hour weekday, the two-day weekend, and plenty of other rights we all enjoy today. Americans’ approval of labor unions is at its highest point since 1965

“Sadly, some Republican politicians are letting wealthy corporations walk all over us. Greedy CEOs are making record profits thanks to the hard work of our union brothers and sisters, but aren’t sharing the profits. To get the pay and benefits owed, workers keep having to protest their employers. 

“Unions have fought for workers’ rights since the beginning. It’s time we fight for them. Iowa workers deserve leaders who will support them when they are in need. We’re calling on Iowa leaders to issue a proclamation recognizing September as Labor Union Appreciation Month. If you are a public employee in a contract covered position, we encourage you to sign up to be a member of your union. If you can organize in your workplace, we encourage you to do so. Workers are stronger when we stand together.”

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Biden’s student debt decision will provide boost to working Iowans

August 24th, 2022 - Posted By: Progress Iowa

Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s announcement that he will cancel up to $10,000 in student debt for borrowers who earn $125,000 a year or less and up to $20,000 for recipients of Pell Grants:

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