Daily Archives: April 28, 2015

Remembering Workers Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

Ceremonies were held across the state in recognition of Workers Memorial Day. April 28th is set aside each year to remember those who have died on the job. Thirty-nine Iowans lost their lives in the past year while at work. … Continue reading

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Schools Down 1,034 Educators Next Year

408 GOP Pink Slips; 626 Positions Left Open Des Moines, Iowa — As Republican gridlock pushes the school funding crisis to another week, Iowa superintendents are reporting there will be 1,034 fewer educators in schools next year, which will increase … Continue reading

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Health care for vulnerable Iowans in jeopardy

In January, Governor Branstad surprised Iowans by proposing to privatize almost all of Iowa’s Medicaid system. Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to just over a half million Iowans who are some of the most vulnerable people in our … Continue reading

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Bolkcom: House Leadership has “moral obligation” to allow vote on medical cannabis

Personal point on April 27, 2015 by Senator Joe Bolkcom   “I heard today that the Iowa House won’t be back at the statehouse, ready to debate until Wednesday. “Is that really true?  I can hardly believe it. “Sick and … Continue reading

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Unsafe workplaces risk workers’ lives

For many American workers, wages are staying flat or falling, and making ends meet is harder than ever. Yet every day working men and women go to work and risk their lives in an unsafe work environment in pursuit of … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 29 Coxey’s Army of 500 unemployed civil war veterans reaches Washington, D.C. – 1894 An estimated one thousand silver miners, angry over low wages, the firing of union members and the planting of spies in their ranks by mineowners, … Continue reading

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