Daily Archives: March 25, 2013

The Register’s Editorial: Medicaid vote is about health care, not politics

The Iowa Senate is expected to vote today on legislation to expand Medicaid health insurance to cover more than 100,000 additional Iowans. With Democrats holding a majority in that chamber, the bill will pass. But simply approving Senate File 296 … Continue reading

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Round Table Discussion with Congresswomen Bustos

Dear Brothers and Sisters, You are cordially invited to a round table discussion with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos tomorrow at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 Hall. The national AFL-CIO is hosting a teleconference tonight (3/25) at 4pm and 8pm CST … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History

Toronto printers strike for the 9-hour day in what is believed to be Canada’s first major strike (1872); First “Poor People’s March” on Washington, in which jobless workers demanded creation of a public works program. Led by populist Jacob Coxey, … Continue reading

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“Medicaid Madness” grips the Iowa Statehouse

DES MOINES — A coalition of small business owners, health-care providers, and citizen organizations from around Iowa launched a “Healthiest Iowa Initiative” Monday in hopes of convincing Republican Gov. Terry Branstad to expand the Medicaid program to more needy Iowans. … Continue reading

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Special Delivery: Across the Nation, Message Is Save Saturday Delivery

Mike Hall In hundreds of rallies in large cities and small towns, postal employees, other union members, community supporters and others rallied Sunday to preserve Saturday mail delivery. In many cases, the participants protesting Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe‘s decision to … Continue reading

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