Daily Archives: September 15, 2015

Stand with Social Security Works and our partners in calling on the U.S. Department of Education to declare a moratorium on garnishing Social Security benefits for student debt.

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By design, Social Security benefits should be protected from debt so that they can remain a universal, secure and reliable income stream. The student debt garnishment is a recent change that undermines that promise. 80 years ago, when our Social … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Advice to Iowa Caucus-Goers

“If you hear a candidate say that the big problem with education is teachers, you should not vote for that person”—President Barack Obama, North High School, Des Moines, IA; September 14, 2015   Jeb Bush: Blamed teachers unions for problems … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Medicaid change: Smoke & mirrors

By Randy Evans This story has been reprinted with permission from the Bloomfield Democrat. There’s an important change afoot in Iowa that our governor promises will improve the health of low-income and disabled Iowans and, at the same time, save … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 16 More than 43,000 oil workers strike in 20 states, part of the post-war strike wave – 1945 A player lockout by the National Hockey League begins, leading to cancellation of what would have been the league’s 88th season. … Continue reading

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