Daily Archives: December 17, 2015

It’s Long Past Due to Make Iowa’s Labor Laws Reflect Modern Society

We are fast approaching the 2016 legislative session, but unfortunately the mentality of many in the Iowa Legislature is stuck in the 1950s. Simply put, we live in a “Modern Family” world but have “Leave it to Beaver” laws that … Continue reading

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Restructuring CLC’s Underway

Ken Sagar, President, Iowa Federation of Labor The national AFL-CIO has committed to making changes in the structure of the Central Labor Councils (CLC) in Iowa and across this country. Many states from New York starting in 1999-2000 through Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Feds tell Iowa: Delay Medicaid privatization by 60 days

Federal administrators want Iowa to wait 60 days before shifting its Medicaid program to private management. The delay would affect more than 500,000 poor or disabled Iowans who receive health care under the program. Gov. Terry Branstad has been pushing … Continue reading

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Union leaders want Kraft-Heinz construction jobs

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Organized labor leaders in the Quad Cities say they are worried a Kentucky-based construction company will not give union workers a fair shot when it makes hires for a new $200 million Kraft Heinz plant. Union leaders said Tuesday … Continue reading

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