Daily Archives: October 28, 2013

Labor Center to hold ACA class on Saturday

CEDAR FALLS — On Saturday, union members and their family will gather to hear information about the Affordable Care Act from the University of Iowa Labor Center. The class is open to the public. The event will be held from … Continue reading

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America’s veterans shouldn’t be held hostage when Congress won’t do its job. Period.

That’s why I’m calling on Congress to pass legislation that protects veterans in the event of another government shutdown. This legislation, called the Putting Veterans Funding First Act, would require Congress to fully fund the Department of Veterans Affairs a … Continue reading

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Iowa Central Labor Councils have made endorsements for the following candidates:

There are a number of elections going on at the end of this month and in November that are important to the labor movement.                             Waterloo—Black Hawk Union Council – Buck Clark for Waterloo Mayor; Tavis Hall and Pat … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: Congress should play ‘fair’ with seniors

The agreement by the U.S. House and Senate to fund the government until Jan. 15, and to raise the debt ceiling through Feb. 7 is good news for me and so many retirees in my community. Thank goodness the government … Continue reading

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Patience Urged as Iowans Deal with Healthcare Glitches

John Michaelson, Public News Service-IA http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/35277-1 Join the discussion: facebook.com/PublicNewsService  Twitter: @pns_news  @pns_IA  Google+: plus.to/publicnewsservice (10/28/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s been a far from smooth roll-out for the country’s new online health care exchange, but fixes are underway, and those in Iowa … Continue reading

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CWA Members Ratify Contract With CenturyLink

Denver, CO. – Communications Workers of America (CWA) District 7 Vice President Mary Taylor reports that Legacy Qwest/CenturyLink members have ratified the latest agreement reached with CenturyLink. Negotiators had returned to the bargaining table in early October after the first … Continue reading

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Labor History October 28 & 29

Today’s Labor History October 28: The Gateway Arch, a 630-foot high parabola of stainless steel marking the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial on the waterfront of St. Louis, Mo., is completed after two and one-half years. Although it was predicted 13 lives … Continue reading

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