Daily Archives: February 17, 2013

Labor Voices: Right to work is a right-wing conspiracy

Purchase  Image James Hoffa rallies fellow Teamsters during an anti-right-to-work protest in  Lansing in December.  (Daniel Mears / The Detroit News) Michigan’s lame-duck legislative session was just a warm-up for radical  billionaires. They are now spreading their gospel of greed … Continue reading

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State, AFSCME seek binding arbitration in contract talks

DES MOINES — Negotiators for the state and its largest public employees’ union have gone to binding arbitration in hopes of reaching a new two-year collective bargaining agreement beginning July 1. Officials at the state Department of Administrative Services confirmed … Continue reading

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UAW Says Nissan Threatens Workers in Organizing Drive

The United Auto Workers, trying a third time to organize Nissan Motor Co.’s U.S. workers, accused Japan’s second-largest automaker of threatening to shut its Canton, Mississippi, factory before it allows the union in. “At Nissan in Mississippi, they’re threatening workers … Continue reading

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Obama’s Paycheck Fairness Act Push Could Revolutionize Walmart, Retail Sector

President Barack Obama urged Congress during Tuesday’s State of the Union address to enact legislation ensuring that men and women receive equal pay for equal work. “I ask this Congress to declare that women should earn a living equal to … Continue reading

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Basu: Saturday mail must go on

One of the most confounding pieces of news reported here recently was not the Olympic medalist charged with murder, the giant meteor crashing in Russia or the “Porta Potty on water,” as a disabled Carnival cruise ship was described by … Continue reading

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Espey: We need Medicaid expansion in Iowa

Medicaid expansion took a step forward earlier this week when a Senate subcommittee met to discuss how the expansion would not only benefit the state but also, and more importantly, the tens of thousands of Iowans currently without coverage or … Continue reading

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The Register editorial: Expanding Medicaid is the right thing to do

The Iowa Legislature’s first subcommittee meeting on Senate File 71 was packed. The legislation would expand the eligibility for Medi­caid to cover more than 100,000 low-income Iowans under the federal health reform law. Washington picks up almost all the cost. … Continue reading

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