Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

Editorial: To Obama: Save our Medicaid program

Every single Democrat in the Iowa Senate —a majority of the chamber’s members — signed a letter sent to President Barack Obama this week asking for help. Stop Gov. Terry Branstad from privatizing management of our state’s Medicaid program, they urged. … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Alert

President Obama Previews Retirement Plan Changes He Will Submit to Congress On Monday, White House officials previewed a set of changes that President Obama will propose to employer-sponsored retirement plans. Obama’s plan contains several legislative components that will be part … Continue reading

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Fight for $15 movement hits Iowa

An international underpaid workers strike visited Iowa for the first time Thursday, the day of the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses. Some 150 workers in fast food, child care and other low-wage industries took over westbound East University Avenue during … Continue reading

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Group Seeks to Increase Awareness of Minimum-Wage Issue

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Family Friendly Iowa, a coalition formed by Progress Iowa and the Service Employees International Union, hosted a small-business roundtable in West Des Moines this week to draw attention to what it believes are three main … Continue reading

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Trump and Wounded Warriors—NOT!

By Tim Urban01/29/16 Donald Trump’s latest gambit to co-opt the media for free airtime is his alternative event promoting relief for Wounded Warriors. In September, he received an endorsement from the group Veterans for a Strong America at a California … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 30 Franklin Delano Roosevelt is born in Hyde Park, N.Y. He was elected president of the United States four times starting in 1932. His New Deal programs helped America survive the Great Depression. His legislative achievements included the creation … Continue reading

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Donald will talk a lot. But he’ll say nothing.

He’ll talk of our service. But he’ll say nothing of his deferments to avoid service in Vietnam. He will talk about what he intends to do “for veterans.” But he’ll say nothing of the damage he plans to cause by privatizing the … Continue reading

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