Daily Archives: October 7, 2015

Roundtables on Skill and Training

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We are hoping for your assistance in getting the message out to our business and workforce partners regarding the upcoming Future Ready Roundtable discussions.  Chairman Andy Roberts and DMACC President Rob Denson participated in the first discussion on Tuesday and … Continue reading

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We need you to tell the federal government to say “no” to a rushed, poorly thought out plan that affects the health care of 560,000 Iowans.

Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Branstad-Reynolds Administration is continuing to barrel ahead with its rushed effort to outsource the management of Medicaid in Iowa to for-profit corporations. The situation is a mess. The winning bidders have faced “serious charges of … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the loss of the El Faro Mariners

We are deeply saddened by the loss of twenty-eight of our brothers and sisters aboard the cargo ship El Faro. These brave men and women left an incredible mark on their communities, both on land and at sea via their … Continue reading

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Editorial: Restore the right to vote for all Iowa felons

A year ago the Iowa Supreme Court issued a splintered decision on Iowans’ constitutional voting rights that left an important question for a future case. Such a case appears headed to the court, and it could restore this fundamental right … Continue reading

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Iowa City gives nod to first phase of minimum wage increase

IOWA CITY — Iowa City’s elected leaders concurred Tuesday they should let the first phase of Johnson County’s higher minimum wage rule go into effect, meaning that the wage threshold will increase to $8.20 an hour next month in the … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 08 Thirty of the city’s 185 firefighters are injured battling the Great Chicago Fire, which burned for three days – 1871 Structural Building Trades Alliance organizes in Indianapolis with goal of eliminating jurisdictional strikes that were seriously disrupting the … Continue reading

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