Daily Archives: September 28, 2013

The Register’s Editorial: Vote against Obamacare by King and Latham would hurt Iowans

Next week Iowans will begin signing up for health insurance through new online marketplaces. Next year thousands more of the very poorest Iowans will be enrolled in government-funded Medicaid. Republicans and Democrats in the Iowa Legislature worked together to craft … Continue reading

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Weekend Labor History

  September 27: Striking textile workers in Fall River, Mass., demand bread for their starving children (1875); The Int’l Typographical Union renews a strike against the Los Angeles Times and begins a boycott that runs intermittently from 1896 to 1908. … Continue reading

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UAW releases 2014 union-built vehicles list

2014 UAW Union-Made Vehicle Guide (pdf) Quality, variety and fuel efficiency – not to mention keeping good jobs in America – are the highlights of the UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List, which was released today.   The new editions to … Continue reading

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AFSCME MEMBERS CONDUCT INFORMATIONAL PICKET REGARDING CORRECTIONS UNDERSTAFFING

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CORALVILLE – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 and AFSCME Local 2985 held an informational picket outside of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center to raise awareness of critically low corrections staffing levels in Iowa’s corrections system, including staffing levels at … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 2nd Iowa trooper sped with governor

  IOWA CITY, Iowa — Just as Gov. Terry Branstad was trying to move beyond a speeding scandal, a second trooper driving the governor was pulled over and disciplined for driving over the limit, officials told The Associated Press today. … Continue reading

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