Daily Archives: November 9, 2015

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Resignation of University of Missouri’s President

We applaud the courageous actions of students and faculty at the University of Missouri who have come together to demand change in response to racism and discrimination on campus.  In particular, we commend the university’s football players for their brave … Continue reading

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Listening session for proposed privatization of Iowa Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal Medicaid partner with the state of Iowa.  Iowa’s Democratic State Senators have asked CMS to stop, change or delay the Branstad Administration’s rush to privatize Medicaid. CMS is inviting … Continue reading

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Medicaid bids include misleading or unverifiable data

Some of the claims made by the for-profit corporations chosen to manage Iowa’s $4.2 billion annual Medicaid program contain unverifiable data, misleading statements or half-truths, a Des Moines Register investigation has found. The questionable information was provided to Iowa officials … Continue reading

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GUEST OPINION: A fundamental right for some, not for all

Am I the only person who finds lots of irony in two thorny issues in politics these days? I’m referring to climate change and voter ID laws. The irony is this: Many people pushing for voter ID laws want to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 10 we are having our regular WIN meeting at 6PM at the UFCW Hall.

Tuesday, November 10 we are having our regular WIN meeting at 6PM at the UFCW Hall. We have a lot to discuss related to election results and policy priorities moving forward. Also,we need to get as many people as possible … Continue reading

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Protecting veterans from scams

Iowa veterans and their families can be targeted by scams and disreputable businesses that promise to help them with VA benefits, pensions, investments and special offers. Our veterans deserve to know all the services, benefits and programs they qualify for … Continue reading

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Dubuque Working Families Summit focused on enacting progressive change

The Dubuque Federation of Labor held its first Working Families Summit today, focusing on how to enact progressive change in the area. The day-long event was held at Northeast Iowa Community College’s Dubuque Center. The major topics of discussion were … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: TAKE ACTION TODAY ON MEDICAID OUTSOURCING

Our activism is making a difference! The federal government recently expressed concerns about the Branstad-Reynolds plan to outsource the management of Medicaid in Iowa. However, this is only the first step and we cannot stop now! We need to keep … Continue reading

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Editorial: State to Kraft Heinz: Cut our jobs, take our money

If you needed another sign that Iowa’s economic development incentives are out of whack, get a load of this baloney. Kraft Heinz is closing the world’s largest bologna plant, which employs about 1,400 workers at the Oscar Mayer works in Davenport. … Continue reading

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‘Stand Up to Super PACs’ rally this Sunday in Des Moines

The conservative Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and the liberal group Progress Iowa have joined the campaign that’s calling for an end to outside spending on political races. “We believe at Iowa Pays the Price that it’s enormously significant that … Continue reading

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Many more questions than answers

CLINTON — Plenty of questions have surfaced following Gov. Terry Branstand’s announcement to privatize Iowa Medicaid. During a listening post this week, those questions continued. Iowa Sen. Rita Hart (D-Calmus) and Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe (D-Clinton) hosted a community meeting … Continue reading

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Key Senators: Federal officials respond to concerns of Iowans about Medicaid privatization

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Key Senators: Federal officials respond to concerns of Iowans about Medicaid privatization   Statement by Sen. Amanda Ragan of Mason City, co-chair of the Health and Human Services budget subcommittee, and Senator Liz Mathis of Robins, Chair of the Senate … Continue reading

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