Daily Archives: June 25, 2015

Reminder: Rod Blum and David Young Both Support Repealing Affordable Health Care for Thousands of Iowans

DES MOINES – The Supreme Court today affirmed that every American should have access to quality, affordable health care. Today’s decision ensures that nearly 40,000 Iowans, including thousands in Iowa’s first and third congressional districts, will be able to keep subsidies for … Continue reading

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President Trumka Asserts King v. Burwell Decision an Important Victory

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on United States Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell: Today’s decision is an important victory for the millions of people who need financial assistance to make health insurance affordable and for everyone committed … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Labor’s Limitations: Larry Cohen Reflects on His Time as a Progressive Union President

In early June, Larry Cohen stepped down from his 10-year tenure as president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), the 700,000-member union of telephone, airline, broadcast, journalism (including In These Times’ staff), and government workers, among others. “That’s unusual … Continue reading

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Deadline approaching for DAV Tax Credit

A change to the Disabled Veteran Homestead Property Tax Credit (HF 616) was approved by the Legislature this spring and signed into law late last week. The change makes applications for the tax credit retroactive to January 1, 2014. Applications … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 26 Members of the American Railway Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, refuse to handle Pullman cars, in solidarity with Pullman strikers. Two dozen strikers were killed over the course of the strike – 1894 The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence … Continue reading

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