Daily Archives: February 9, 2016

America: Welfare or Work? – The Iowa Daily Democrat

A majority of welfare aid flows to households headed by a working adult, a University of California, Berkeley study found. Addressing that issue is one goal of fast-food worker protesters, such as those in Miramar, Fla., on April 2. Getty … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 08 Mary Kenney O’Sullivan is born in Hannibal, Mo.  At age 28 she was to be appointed the first female general organizer for the American Federation of Labor by AFL President Samuel Gompers – 1864 Vigilantes beat IWW organizers … Continue reading

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Senators try to halt Medicaid privatization plan

State senators pushed ahead Monday with their plan to reverse privatization of the state’s massive Medicaid program, even though Iowa House Republicans have vowed to block them. A key Senate committee voted to terminate contracts awarded by Gov. Terry Branstad’s … Continue reading

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