Daily Archives: December 22, 2015

Union Veterans Council

The holiday season is here and the New Year is nearly upon us. It’s my sincere hope that 2016 brings you and your loved ones health and happiness. The Union Veterans Council is committed to building the veteran class and … Continue reading

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Beth Townsend’s embarrassing defense of phony job numbers

“Phony number” graphic created by Dave Swenson I was encouraged when Beth Townsend became Iowa Workforce Development director early this year. The previous director, Teresa Wahlert, was one of Governor Terry Branstad’s worst appointees; I suspect her record for legal … Continue reading

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Keep Iowa Beautiful scholarships for high schoolers

Keep Iowa Beautiful is offering five $1,000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors in 2016. Students who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university majoring in community, sociology or environmental science-related fields are eligible to apply. Complete the … Continue reading

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Raise the wage – take this survey

The Iowa legislature hasn’t passed a minimum wage increase for nearly 9 years. It’s been so long that the iPhone didn’t even exist the last time they passed a higher minimum wage. What has increased is the cost of living … Continue reading

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Medicaid delay makes some Iowa kids’ coverage uncertain

The two month delay in Iowa’s effort to privatize management of Medicaid means that most of the 37,000 children enrolled in a special health care program must transition to a new insurance carrier Jan. 1. But some of those children may face … Continue reading

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Labor History

December 23 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck’s Stove and Range Co. in St Louis, where the Metal Polishers were striking for a 9-hour day – 1908 Construction workers top out … Continue reading

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