Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

Senate President Jochum urges oversight on Medicaid privatization

I President Jochum Transcript   April 16th, 2015 – Leaders Press Conference I am Senator Pam Jochum from Dubuque and as you all know, this week the senate released our budget targets. And we believe that we have released a budget … Continue reading

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House republicans refuse to compromise; send members home early

Des Moines, Iowa – Instead of working to reach compromise and resolve the school funding crisis, House Republicans scrapped debate on Thursday and sent many of their members home early for the week.   “House Republicans refuse to compromise and … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Stop the Fast Track to Lower Wages

“At a time when workers all over the country are standing up for higher wages, Congress is considering legislation that will speed through corporate-driven trade deals. For decades, we’ve seen how fast-tracked trade deals devastated our communities through lost jobs … Continue reading

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Adjuncts rally for better pay

Close to 20 University of Iowa adjunct faculty members and supporters marched to Jessup Hall on Wednesday to share their struggles and deliver a petition with around 200 signatures to the Office of the President. “People deserve a living wage … Continue reading

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Minimum-wage activists bring Fight for $15 to staffing agency

Marcial Hurtado said Wednesday, through a translator, that he works two jobs and still struggles to make ends meet in Iowa City. Hurtado said he has worked at restaurants around the city for the past 10 years, and about a … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 17 The Supreme Court holds that a maximum-hours law for New York bakery workers is unconstitutional under the due process clause of the 14th amendment – 1905 An explosion at a West Texas fertilizer plant kills 15 people and … Continue reading

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