Daily Archives: December 11, 2013

Rock Island County Chairman Stalls Negotiations

East Moline, IL- Ongoing negotiations between Rock Island County and Hope Creek Care Center are stalled again. Rock Island County Management proposed their last and final offer on September 23rd, 2013. The contract is currently scheduled to go to arbitration. … Continue reading

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TELL GOVERNOR BRANSTAD TO ACCEPT THE FEDERAL DECISION

 TELL GOVERNOR BRANSTAD TO ACCEPT THE FEDERAL DECISION  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services accepted the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan but rejected a part that would charge monthly premiums to many poor participants if they failed to … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Budget Deal

  It is shocking that Republicans have refused to include an extension of unemployment benefits in today’s budget agreement.  At the end of December, federal unemployment benefits will expire for 1.3 million jobless workers.  Lawmakers must not desert these workers … Continue reading

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Subject: Please help this Thunderclap launch

Please help us get out the word using our social networks on the budget deal! This Thunderclap needs about 90 more supporters to take off tomorrow. Help us reach our goal. If you agree to share using your Facebook or … Continue reading

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New Budget unfair to new Postal workers and veterans

The proposed federal budget deal has been released! The Federal-Postal Coalition was successful in beating back the proposed attack on our current members’ retirement.  However, the “deal” includes an unfair tax levied on our future brother and sisters hired in 2014 and … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful and Wasteful Time of the Year

John Michaelson, Public News Service-IA http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/36186-1 Join the discussion: facebook.com/PublicNewsService  Twitter: @pns_news  @pns_IA  Google+: plus.to/publicnewsservice (12/11/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – As the classic song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – but it also could be called the most wasteful. … Continue reading

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Congressman Latham Again Fails to Get a Farm Bill Passed

      Candidate for Congress Staci Appel released the following statement after Politico reported tonight that Congress will not pass a 5-year Farm Bill before the end of the year: “Congressman Latham will no doubt do what he has … Continue reading

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