Daily Archives: March 23, 2016

Iowans are asking: Where is Chuck Grassley?

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Why Courts Matter Iowa asks Iowans to call the ‘Where is Chuck’ hotline at (515) 421-8997 due to Senator Grassley’s lack of events being held during the state work period, as well as rumors of numerous unpublicized private events. IOWA … Continue reading

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Labor History App

The purpose of this app is to educate and engage people in the Labor Movement. The app is set up with a four sections. The following sections are labor history time line, people in labor history, labor terminology, and labor … Continue reading

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New US Department of Labor rule improves transparency for workers considering union representation

WASHINGTON – Many characterize union organizing campaigns as debates between management and labor over the impact of unionization on businesses and workers. Today, employers commonly engage third-party consultants in crafting and delivering anti-union messages to workers. Workers often do not … Continue reading

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March for U.S. jobs

More than 100 former Keokuk Steel Castings employees and their families marched from the Labor Temple at 301 Blondeau St., Keokuk, to American Legion Post 41, 727 Main St., Saturday afternoon. As they marched, they chanted about keeping jobs in … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court upholds judgment for Tyson workers in Storm Lake

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of workers at a pork plant in Iowa on a pay issue. The Supreme Court upheld a $5.8 million judgment against Tyson Foods after workers at the Storm Lake plant sued, saying … Continue reading

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Education deal calls for 2.25 percent increase

Iowa lawmakers facing a tight state budget reached a compromise on education funding Tuesday, but some critics are now predicting some districts will face spending cuts and increased pressure to consolidate. Iowa House and Senate negotiators agreed on a school aid package for … Continue reading

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North Liberty will follow increase in minimum wage

NORTH LIBERTY — With the next 95-cent increase to Johnson County’s minimum wage about a month away, the North Liberty City Council plans to stick with the incremental hikes. During Tuesday’s council meeting, the council reopened discussion on the countywide … Continue reading

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Editorial: Connecticut abandoned privatized Medicaid

Fewer than half of Iowans polled approve of how Gov. Terry Branstad is handling his job, according to a February Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. His 42 percent disapproval rating reflects a level of dissatisfaction in this governor not seen … Continue reading

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Happy 6th Birthday to the Affordable Care Act!

By Susan Johnson Regional Director US Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10 Seattle, Washington March 19, 2016 In terms of significance, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 is often compared to the establishment of … Continue reading

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