Daily Archives: August 27, 2015

NLRB Joint Employer Decision Reflects True Nature of Today’s Economy

  Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the National Labor Relations Board decision on Browning-Ferris Industries of Pennsylvania, Inc.: This decision may very well signal the beginning of the end of outdated laws that fail to address an economic … Continue reading

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Retirement pre-funding puts Postal Service in red

Lawmakers should address the pre-funding fiasco so the Postal Service can innovate and thrive At the beginning of the Internet age, some predicted that the U.S. Postal Service would be rendered obsolete. As more people communicated online, the Postal Service … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 27 Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each – 1934 President Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize all the nation’s railroads to prevent a general strike. The railroads … Continue reading

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Are you excited for the Progress Iowa Corn Feed on Sunday? We are!

We’re expecting a great crowd, and there’s still time to buy your tickets — click here to purchase today! If you already have your tickets, here’s what to expect on Sunday: GREAT SPEAKERS: Senator Tom Harkin, Governor Lincoln Chafee, Representatives Dave … Continue reading

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Editorial: Feds should stop Medicaid privatization

About 550,000 low-income Iowans rely on Medicaid health insurance. The program, administered by the state, has low administrative costs. It has held down spending by reimbursing providers modestly, reducing fraud and giving seniors alternatives to expensive nursing homes. Medicaid in … Continue reading

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The Yes Men pose as members of the Iowa Regents’ efficiency review committee

The Yes Men delivered a satirical speech today at the Iowa City Public Library wherein they posed as representatives of the Iowa Regents, as well as the private consulting firm that is doing the University of Iowa’s “efficiency review” (called … Continue reading

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