Daily Archives: August 21, 2015

Petition regarding Medicaid

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Kathleen O’Leary, one of our retired AFSCME sisters, has started a petition regarding Governor Branstad’s plan to outsource Medicaid to Managed Care. Kathleen states in her petition that: “Governor Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid is very … Continue reading

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Dozens in Davenport march for immigration reform

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Immigration is back in the spotlight. Many presidential candidates are using the topic as a talking point in their campaigns, and local organizations are speaking out about it, too. Members of Quad Cities Interfaith, LULAC Council … Continue reading

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Iowa City Fed

School Board Endorsements The Iowa City Federation of Labor has endorsed the following candidates for the Iowa City Community School District board elections: 4 year term Tom Yates Jason Lewis Phil Hemmingway 2 year term Megan Shwalm There are other … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s Currency Devaluation Further Exposes Trade Policy Failures

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the devaluation of Vietnam’s currency:   Vietnam’s currency devaluation is a predictable response to China’s action last week and further proof of the United States Trade Representative’s failure to negotiate trade agreements that … Continue reading

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