Daily Archives: October 21, 2013

AFL-CIO To Democrats: We’ll Work To End Your Career If You Cut Social Security Or Medicare

WASHINGTON — With fresh Capitol Hill budget battles on the horizon, the head of the leading labor federation planned to issue a blistering warning to unions’ Democratic allies on Monday, saying the AFL-CIO would “never stop working” to end the … Continue reading

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Our View: Judge’s mea culpa raises bar higher for Voter ID

For supporters of laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, the 2007 ruling written by U.S. Appellate Court Judge Richard Posner continues to provide many of the arguments for why they think such legislation passes constitutional … Continue reading

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All Iowa Medicare Recipients Urged to Review Plans

John Michaelson, Public News Service-IA http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/35114-1 Join the discussion: facebook.com/PublicNewsService  Twitter: @pns_news  @pns_IA  Google+: plus.to/publicnewsservice (10/21/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – With the annual open enrollment now under way, Iowans who are on Medicare are being urged to review their coverage. According to Kris … Continue reading

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Plan for rotating guards in new state prison questioned

Democrats in the Iowa Senate and the state employees’ union are raising concerns about the personnel plans for guards in the new state prison in Fort Madison. Today, correctional officers are assigned to work in a specific area of the … Continue reading

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McCoy gives up on train funds

Plans for a Chicago-to-Iowa City passenger train are dead and Iowa transportation officials should return $53 million in federal grant money awarded to establish the service, says a key Iowa legislator. State Sen. Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, who chairs the … Continue reading

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Labor Update: GE Should Keep Its Promise

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By Tracey Leone Join us to ask GE to “Keep your promise to our community” Campaign to Save the West Burlington Plant Southeast Iowa Townhall Forum Wednesday, October 23rd 6:30 PM Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Iowa 200 North Front Street (Banquet … Continue reading

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When choosing a doctor after a workplace injury, who knows best? Some companies say requiring employees to see doctors they’ve chosen only makes sense

A Cedar Rapids iron worker injured his back on the job about four years ago. The 42-year-old father of two, who asked not to be named because his case is still active, receives workers’ compensation, but feels he’s been stuck … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Debt ceiling crisis threatened the courthouse doors

If Congress had not acted this week, on Thursday federal district courts across the country would have closed for business, having run out of fees on which the courts have been maintained over the past two weeks. The Administrative Office … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans’ votes on shutdown could have impact on future elections

The unusual way that Iowa’s Republican lawmakers voted on the deal to end the federal government stalemate could have implications that are as big as any from a single vote can be, Iowa politics watchers say. After all, it’s not … Continue reading

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Labor History October 21

Today’s Labor History October 21: Wisconsin dairy farmers begin their third strike of the year in an attempt to raise the price of milk paid to producers during the Great Depression.  Several creameries were bombed before the strike ended a … Continue reading

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