Daily Archives: November 19, 2015

Medicaid meeting set for Dec. 7 at state capitol

If you’re interested in what state lawmakers have to say about the planned Jan. 1 statewide Medicaid transition to managed care, mark Dec. 7 on your calendar. That’s the date of the Iowa State Senate’s Health Policy Oversight Committee is … Continue reading

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Let’s set the facts straight on TPP

The details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, were recently released to the public, and we’ve got some serious issues with it. In short, it leaves U.S. workers in the lurch. Politicians and the media have been sounding off on … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Files Shareholder Proposals to Ban Wall Street ‘Government Service Golden Parachutes’

(Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO Office of Investment submitted a new round of shareholder proposals urging six of the largest Wall Street banks to ban special compensation packages for banking executives who leave for government positions. The proposals address the controversial … Continue reading

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Pam Jochum to air Iowa Medicaid transition concerns in meeting at White House

Iowa’s top Democrat will voice her concerns about Gov. Terry Branstad’s initiative to privatize the state’s Medicaid system during a meeting Wednesday at the White House. Senate President Pam Jochum, D-Dubuque, said she will attend a meeting at the White … Continue reading

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As Supreme Court Prepares for Friedrichs v. CTA, Public-Sector Workers Advance the Common Good

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  WASHINGTON, DC – America’s working families are under attack from big corporate CEOs and wealthy special interests. These anti-worker attacks are designed to protect those at the very top who yield greater influence and profit, while hard-working families scrape … Continue reading

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With friends like Vander Plaats, who needs enemies?

Over the last several months, Bob Vander Plaats has traveled the state, espousing the need for civil dialogue. Vander Plaats’ efforts appear to be a campaign designed to confuse the public and soften his extreme views and rhetoric. Anyone reading … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 20 First use of term “scab,” by Albany Typographical Society – 1816 Norman Thomas born, American socialist leader – 1884 The time clock is invented by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, N.Y. Bundy’s brother Harlow starts mass producing … Continue reading

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