Daily Archives: October 1, 2013

IOWA FAIR SHARE HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL DAMAGE FROM GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, DEMANDS THAT CONGRESS GET BACK TO WORK

Des Moines, Iowa  – Iowa Fair Share today laid out the tremendous impact of the government shutdown and demanded that Congress pass a clean, continuing resolution to put government back to work. “House Republicans are willing to risk delaying new … Continue reading

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Iowa labor leaders call on Congressmen Latham and King to stop their political grandstanding

  (Des Moines) The Iowa Federation of Labor called today on Congressman Latham and King to reject the House Republicans’ plan to tie the repeal of the Affordable Care Act to any continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown. Labor … Continue reading

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Obamacare insurance exchange is jammed up on first morning

People hoping to apply for health insurance on the government’s new online marketplace are being told this morning to try again later because the system is down. The site, healthcare.gov, is the place where Americans are to go to compare policies … Continue reading

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LOOMING SHUTDOWN WILL HARM IOWANS: REPRESENTATIVES LATHAM AND KING NEED TO START PUTTING IOWANS, NOT POLITICS, FIRST

    DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the looming government shutdown:     “A federal government shutdown will hurt Iowa families. A shutdown will lead to delays in military pay, … Continue reading

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Today in Labor History October 1

Today’s Labor History An ink storage room in the L.A. Times building is dynamited (left) during a citywide fight over labor rights and organizing.  The explosion was relatively minor, but it set off a fire in the unsafe, difficult-to-evacuate building, ultimately killing … Continue reading

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