Daily Archives: May 22, 2013

Iowa Legislature reaches agreement on health care

http://www.thonline.com/news/breaking/article_f6f5e3e4-c311-11e2-9b15-001a4bcf6878.html BY ERIN MURPHY TH STAFF WRITER EMURPHY@WCINET.COM | Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:59 pm Iowa will accept federal funding to expand health care to low-income residents under a compromise reached between statehouse Democrats and Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, … Continue reading

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Your Town Now: ICE in Iowa

Photos by Misty Rebik It may have been just another Iowa City arrest for some, but in the minds of several community members it was a call to the picket line. Toting young children and clutching homemade signs, protesters made … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Senate Judiciary Committee Immigration Bill

May 22, 2013   Today brings to mind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s wise and hopeful words, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”   More than 11 million aspiring Americans took a big … Continue reading

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Will outrage translate into policy?

Mike Owen Oh, the outrage. Apple Inc., is (gasp!) working the federal tax code to its advantage, exploiting loopholes in the code to legally avoid paying taxes. OK, but we’ve heard it all before. Many are expressing outrage — not … Continue reading

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AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 STATEMENT ON COMMENTS BY GLENWOOD RESOURCE CENTER SUPERINTENDENT

DES MOINES – An article in today’s Des Moines Register includes a quote from Glenwood Resource Center Superintendent Zvia McCormick stating that employees at Glenwood Resource Center are “well trained and our residents are safe, but our employees sometimes do … Continue reading

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Preventing Military Sexual Assaults

Congressman Bruce Braley The last few weeks have been extremely troubling for the Pentagon and their failed efforts to prevent sexual assault in the military. A recent Pentagon report revealed that in 2012 there were a total of 3,374 reports … Continue reading

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Iowa Executive Council approves health plan for state police officers

DES MOINES – The Iowa Executive Council on Monday approved a six-month health insurance coverage plan for about 600 unionized state police officers that calls for a 2.84 percent renewal increase with Wellmark to carry the bargaining unit through until … Continue reading

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Medicaid Bill Compromise?

(05/21/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – An expensive special session of the Legislature may not be needed after all since Governor Terry Branstad has now said he might be open to expanding Medicaid if he can be confident the federal government … Continue reading

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LaBar Pub Crawl

QC Next Up Hosts Labor History Bar Crawl “No single event has influenced the history of labor in Illinois, the United States, and even the world, more than the Chicago Haymarket Affair.  It began with a rally on May 4, … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History May 22

Eugene V. Debs (right) imprisoned in Woodstock, Ill., for role in Pullman strike (1895); While white locomotive firemen on the Georgia Railroad strike, blacks who are hired as replacements are whipped and stoned—not by the union men, but by white … Continue reading

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