Daily Archives: November 20, 2015

Infrastructure Week 2016 to be held nationwide May 16-23, 2016

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Infrastructure Week 2016 to be held nationwide May 16-23, 2016   Washington, D.C. — November 20, 2015 — Today, the nation’s largest organizations representing American business, labor, and policy announced the fourth annual Infrastructure Week, to be held the week … Continue reading

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I took an action on Action Network called “Stop the Attacks on Working People.”

We’ve had enough! It’s time to stop attacking working people, including teachers, nurses and other public service workers who work to make our communities better. Corporate CEOs and the wealthy special interests cannot stop working people from banding together and … Continue reading

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Governor’s own numbers show that Iowans’ access to health at risk due to low participation in Medicaid privatization plan

A statement by State Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City, member of the Health Policy Oversight Committee, in response to today’s Medicaid privatization report by Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds. “It’s unbelievable that Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds … Continue reading

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Branstad touts Medicaid contracts, but few hospitals signed

Gov. Terry Branstad, who is pushing to shift management of the state’s Medicaid program to private companies on Jan. 1, said Thursday that the firms have signed more than 12,000 contracts with pharmacies, doctors and other health care providers. But … Continue reading

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Family Involvement Key to a Child’s Education

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – This is American Education Week, to honor all the people it takes to provide a quality education to students. Iowa State Education Association president Tammy Wawro of Cedar Rapids said it’s important to recognize the critical … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 21 Six miners striking for better working conditions under the IWW banner are killed and many wounded in the Columbine Massacre at Lafayette, Colo. Out of this struggle Colorado coal miners gained lasting union contracts – 1927 The 1,700-mile … Continue reading

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