Daily Archives: March 22, 2016

Managed care company officials answer questions days before April 1 start of Medicaid privatization

Wednesday, March 23 Iowa Capitol 3 PM, Room 22  Kim Foltz, Health Plan Chief Executive Officer, United Healthcare Cheryl Harding, Market President-Iowa, AmeriHealth Caritas Cynthia MacDonald, Plan President, Amerigroup Senate Human Resources Committee Livestream: http://bit.ly/IowaSenateLive

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STATEMENT FROM HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

“For six years in a row now, Republicans have broken state law and shortchanged Iowa kids.  Under Republican rule, our public schools have received the lowest funding levels in our state’s history and the deal reached by Republicans today means … Continue reading

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Raise the Wage Meetings

March 22: Send Clear Message to North Liberty City Council.  5:45. Outside North Liberty City Hall.(1) SPEAK OUT! Defend the Raise in North Liberty! Last summer, we won the fight in Johnson County to raise the minimum wage in three … Continue reading

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This is an Uprising

March 29: This is an Uprising – Des Moines! 2500 University Ave. Des Moines From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public … Continue reading

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Attend Grassley Town Hall Meetings – Tell him to do his job! Hold SCOTUS Hearings

Monday, March 28 Sen. Grassley Town Hall 2:15-3:15 p.m. Ocheyedan Senior Center 845 Main St, Ocheyedan, Iowa Sen. Grassley Town Hall 4:15-5:15 p.m. Rock Rapids Public Library 102 South Greene St, Rock Rapids, Iowa Tuesday, March 29 Sen. Grassley Town … Continue reading

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New AFL-CIO TPP Video Addresses Potential Deadly Consequences of Trade Deal

Watch Zahara’s Video   (Washington, DC, March 22, 2016) – Today, the AFL-CIO released a video of cancer survivor Zahara Heckscher explaining how passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could put the lives of cancer patients like her in jeopardy. She … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 23 Trial of 101 Wobblies, charged with opposing the draft and hindering the war effort, begins in Chicago – 1918 (Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology: Originally published in 1964 and long out of print, Rebel Voices remains by far the … Continue reading

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