Daily Archives: March 28, 2014

Don’t Delay, Sign Up Today!

Senator Tom Harkin The deadline for enrolling in quality, affordable health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is rapidly approaching!   Just yesterday, we learned the news that more than six million Americans have enrolled in quality, affordable health … Continue reading

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Basu: Settlements show state disregarded contract promises

As questions grew this week over the propriety of secret settlements with fired state employees at 10 agencies, the state made public copies of some of the 321 settled grievances from the start of Gov. Terry Branstad’s current term in … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Branstad’s ‘investigation’ was disappointing

On March 19, Sen. William Dotzler, D-Waterloo, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor. He asked the agency to begin “an immediate investigation into improper actions by Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert.” Among his allegations: Wahlert is … Continue reading

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ARA Update

Doc Fix Prevents Cuts to Medicare Providers for a Year On Thursday, the House approved a so-called “doc fix” bill that serves as a temporary solution to an ongoing structural problem in the formula used to determine Medicare funding levels. … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 28 Members of Gas House Workers’ Union Local 18799 begin what is to become a 4-month recognition strike against the Laclede Gas Light Co. in St. Louis. The union later said the strike was the first ever against a … Continue reading

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