Daily Archives: December 9, 2015

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Working People Must Be Protected in ‘Gig Economy’

AFL-CIO Releases Statement of Principles on the On-Demand Economy (Washington, DC) Today the AFL-CIO released its “Statement of Principles On the On-Demand Economy” laying out ways to protect working people in an ever-changing work environment. “The AFL-CIO is committed to … Continue reading

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Editorial: Senate ignores Obamacare reality

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Enter the U.S. Congress. The Republican-controlled House has voted more than 60 times to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act. None of these bills … Continue reading

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UI Hospitals give mixed messages on Medicaid contracts

University of Iowa Hospitals employees continued to tell patients Tuesday that their organization had not yet signed contracts with any Medicaid managed care companies, five days after the governor announced that UI had done so. Two Medicaid recipients contacted the Des … Continue reading

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State official issues split decison on Iowa Medicaid privatization flap

CEDAR RAPIDS | A state official will review whether one of four Medicaid privatization contracts should be thrown out, but she declined to halt the program’s implementation in the meantime. Janet Phipps, the director of Iowa’s Department of Administrative Services … Continue reading

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Congressman Ruben Gallego and Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair Danny Homan Hold Press Call in Advance of Rubio’s Proposal on the Department of Veterans Affairs

*MEDIA ADVISORY* TODAY, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th AT 11:45 AM CST   Congressman Ruben Gallego and Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair Danny Homan Hold Press Call in Advance of Rubio’s Proposal on the Department of Veterans Affairs   ***Interested media should RSVP to PalermoR@dnc.org***  … Continue reading

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Video links to individual public comments at the 12/7/15 Medicaid Hearing

Video links to individual public comments at the 12/7/15 Medicaid Hearing Posted: 08 Dec 2015 12:39 PM PST Medicaid activist Rhonda Shouse Below is the list of public comments and video links from the afternoon session of December 7, 2015, … Continue reading

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A megaphone for progressive values

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Daily Democrat recently conducted an interview with Matt Sinovic, Executive Director of Progress Iowa. Today’s article is a summary of that interview plus additional excerpts taken from their web page www.progressiowa.org/. Progress Iowa was … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 09 Ratification of a new labor agreement at Titan Tire of Natchez, Miss., ends the longest strike in the history of the U.S. tire industry, which began May 1, 1998, at the company’s Des Moines, Iowa, plant – 2001 … Continue reading

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