Daily Archives: November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to Soldiers Everywhere

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Senators: “Don’t penalize Iowa health care providers for declining to rush into contracts with managed care companies”

(DES MOINES) The Branstad Administration is being urged not to penalize Iowa hospitals, nursing homes and other providers if they haven’t signed contracts with private Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) by January 1, 2016.  Under the Administration’s current rules, health … Continue reading

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Tailoring education & training to veterans

There is plenty we can do to help our veterans in their transition to civilian life, including going to college, getting job training and transferring their military skills to today’s work world. Colleges and universities award educational credits to veterans … Continue reading

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Sign up to speak / send comments to Legislature’s Dec. 7 Medicaid Meeting

Sign up to speak / send comments to Legislature’s Dec. 7 Medicaid Meeting Monday, December 7th is the last scheduled meeting of the Iowa Legislature’s joint Health Care Oversight Committee.  It will begin at 10 AM in the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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IBEW Picket

Next Tuesday and Wednesday December 2nd & 3rd we are going to begin an Area Standards picket of a non-union contractor here in Des Moines. We will show up at our hall at 6:30 a.m. on both days and go … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 26 Six young women burn to death and 19 more die when they leap from the fourth-story windows of a blazing factory in Newark, N.J. The floors and stairs were wooden; the only door through which the women could … Continue reading

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