Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

Tell the Federal Government to Block Branstad-Reynolds’ Medicaid Outsourcing

Please take action to tell the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to stop the Branstad-Reynolds Medicaid Outsourcing Plan! We can help stop this Branstad-Reynolds mess that will affect the health care of 560,000 Iowans. Get started by filling … Continue reading

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Go Vote!

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CLC Labor Endorsed Candidates Go Vote – November 3 Blackhawk Union Council Robbie Hadaway Waterloo City Council, Ward 2 UAW Chris Schwartz Waterloo City Council, Ward 4 Clinton Labor Congress Jax Saxon Camanche City Council, At-Large USW Paul Gassman Clinton … Continue reading

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Ban the Box is a Crucial Step Towards Ensuring All People Have Access to Good Jobs

In response to President Obama’s announcement supporting Ban the Box and other measures that simplify the job hunt for the formerly incarcerated, President Trumka released the following statement:   Today President Obama affirmed what the labor movement knows to be … Continue reading

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Medicaid Privatization Questions are focus of Legislative Committee Meeting

10 AM Tuesday, Nov. 3 Room 116 – Iowa Statehouse The joint Health Policy Oversight Committee created by the Iowa Legislature will hear from Branstad Administration officials, private managed care companies, and members of the public at their Tuesday, November … Continue reading

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The Iowa Federation of Labor Caucus Book

Click here to download a copy of the Iowa Federation of Labor 2015 Caucus Book

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Congress Must Pass Clean Budget with No Ideological Riders

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement after President Obama signed the budget agreement: Now that a bipartisan budget agreement has been signed and threats of a government shutdown temporarily eliminated, the critical appropriations process begins. Congress must implement … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 02 Police arrest 150 in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Wash. – 1909 Railroad union leader & socialist Eugene V. Debs receives nearly a million votes for president while imprisoned – 1920 President Reagan signs a bill designating a … Continue reading

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Statehouse Democrats blast “King Branstad”

Des Moines, Iowa – Legislative Democrats have launched a fresh assault on Gov. Terry Branstad, looking to frame issues for the next set of elections when control of the Legislature will hang in the balance. They argued that voters have … Continue reading

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