Daily Archives: April 8, 2013

MEDICAID MADNESS RALLY April 9

  WHEN: Tuesday, April 9th, 7:45 AM WHERE: Outside the Scheman Center on Iowa State University campus, the corner of Beach & Lincolnway, Ames, Iowa WHAT: Rally/Press Conference in support of Medicaid Expansion prior to the Governor’s Conference on Public … Continue reading

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Tell President Obama, it a bad idea

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From all reports I’ve seen, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan this week that is unprecedented for a Democratic president. It will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.      It appears the proposed … Continue reading

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Labor Unions: America’s Last Hope

It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of old-fashioned “resistance.” Indeed, without resistance (e.g., pushing back, taking an aggressive stand, demonstrating that you’re willing to fight, etc.), things can get out of hand very quickly, whether we’re talking about international … Continue reading

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Union Hockey Nights In Cedar Rapids

Union Weekend at the Stable Friday, April 12 and April 13 7 PM at the Stable Rough Riders Hockey – Brought to you by the Hawkeye Labor Council AFL-CIO and Cedar Rapids Iowa City Building and Trades. $1.50 beer, popcorn and soda. Union … Continue reading

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Round Table Event with Congressman Leobsack

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Des Moines Henry County Labor Council organzied a Labor Roundtable with Congressman Dave Loebsack on Saturday, April 6 at the Machinists Hall in West Burlington. 25 union members participated and talked about the immigration bill being considered and especially warned … Continue reading

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AFSCME Iowa Council 61 Legislative Update

4/8/2013 Danny Homan, President, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 4320 NW Second Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313 Marcia Nichols, Legislative Director Office: 515-246-2654 Email: mnlob@aol.com Sisters and Brothers: The end of last week brought the second legislative funnel and numerous bills … Continue reading

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How the EITC helps families meet household budgets

How the EITC helps families meet household budgets Iowa lawmakers are considering improvements in the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit — now 7 percent of the federal credit. An increase could make a meaningful difference in the ability of low- … Continue reading

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50 gather at Iowa Capitol to support Medicaid expansion

About 50 people gathered on the steps of the Iowa Capitol on Sunday afternoon to show their support for Medicaid expansion. The speakers urged Iowans to contact Gov. Terry Branstad and ask him to change his health care plan, which … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History April 8 2013

A total of 128 convict miners, leased to a coal company under the state’s shameful convict lease system, are killed in an explosion at the Banner coal mine outside Birmingham, Ala. The miners were mostly African-Americans jailed for minor offenses … Continue reading

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