Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

The Republican’s Magical Mystery Tour (Starting Next Week)

Sunday, December 28, 2014 According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, current director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won’t use “dynamic scoring” for his economic projections. Dynamic … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 05 The nation’s first black labor convention was held in Washington, D.C., with 214 delegates forming the Colored National Labor Union – 1869 (All Labor Has Dignity: People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic … Continue reading

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The 9 Most Important Victories for Workers in 2014

BY AMIEN ESSIF Email Print These are tough times for American workers. But the news in 2014 wasn’t all bad. (Steve Rhodes / Flickr) The mainstream press often files workers’ stories between corporate gossip in the “business” or “money” sections. But … Continue reading

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Sign up for health insurance through Feb. 15

If you’re looking for health insurance, you can enroll through the Healthcare Marketplace until February 15. Sign up online at www.healthcare.gov, through the call center at 1-800-318-2596 or in person. To find in-person assistance from someone who can explain coverage … Continue reading

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In Memory of Jack McCoy

Jack E. McCoy05/28/1929 – 12/29/2014 Jack E McCoy, formerly of Council Bluffs, passed away December 29 at the South Miami Hospital in Miami, Florida. Jack was born May 28, 1929 in Ottumwa, Iowa. In 1947, while serving in the US … Continue reading

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Why 401(k)s Shouldn’t Replace Pensions

Michael T. Carrigan President, Illinois AFL-CIO   It’s not just basic finance, it’s common sense: A large pool of money invested by professionals will yield far greater returns than small, separate accounts managed by individuals with no professional training in … Continue reading

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Dontate to the Iowa Policy Project

You’re Invited to IPP’s Annual VIRTUAL NEW YEAR’S PARTY Because of you, our glass runneth over with rock-solid facts and analysis, about jobs, and taxes, and clean water issues. It’s time to celebrate all the good work you and other … Continue reading

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Railroads, unions to begin collective bargaining talks next month

Labor negotiations are set to begin between Union Pacific, BNSF Railway and unions that represent about 10,000 railroad workers in Nebraska and Iowa. Formal negotiations are scheduled for next month on a new collective bargaining agreement between the nation’s freight … Continue reading

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