Daily Archives: May 23, 2013

Iowa House adjourns landmark 2013 session

The Iowa House’s adjournment on Thursday morning ended a legislative session in which Democrats and Republicans came together to pass several pieces of high-profile and long-sought public policy. An expansion of health care for low income Iowans. A vast tax … Continue reading

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NLRB Confirmations and Grassley Town Hall Meetings

Wilma Liebman who served 14 years on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—including chairwoman from 2009–2011—says, “Appointments to the NLRB have been a political battleground for decades.” But, in a column in Politico, she says the current attack on the NLRB … Continue reading

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Medicaid Issue not Over

The Governor still has Public Hearings planned for the Medicaid Issues. There needs to be a lot of people attending these hearings, and asking a lot of questions. The Hearing dates are: June 3, at 9 AM, River Place, Room … Continue reading

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CenturyLink: Honor Your Word

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Progress Iowa Issues Statement on Medicaid Compromise, Thanks Iowans for Pressuring Gov. Branstad to Accept Federal Dollar

s Des Moines — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement about the health care compromise offered and passed in the final hours of the 2013 legislative session: “The health care compromise passed by the legislature will … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History May 23

An estimated 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, strike in the Philadelphia area. Among the issues: 60-hour workweeks, including night hours, for the children (1903); The Battle of Toledo begins today: a five-day running battle between roughly 6,000 … Continue reading

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We Need a Fully Functional NLRB

Sisters and Brothers, By enforcing labor laws, the National Labor Relations Board protects more than 80 million private sector workers. Workers need a fully functioning five-member National Labor Relations Board. It’s time for the Senate majority to confirm the three … Continue reading

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