Daily Archives: March 24, 2016

Will SCOTUS Scrutiny Spell The End Of The “Full Grassley”?

Where’s Chuck Grassley? Not many people seem to know the answer to that, despite the Senate being on a two-week recess. That’s typically when Iowa’s senior senator embarks on his much-publicized county meetings as part of his 99 county “Full … Continue reading

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Local Unions Respond to Blum Tweet Calling for”Recession” in Washington, D.C.

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Iowa Democrats sing praises of “ObamaCare”

Iowa Democrats staged a statehouse news conference today to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. The event concluded with the singing of “Happy Birthday” and some in the group sang “ObamaCare” instead of the Affordable Care Act in … Continue reading

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North Liberty minimum wage

Also 30 people from all facets of the community stood up for the low wage workers of Johnson County and petitioned the North Liberty City Council and got them to do nothing.  Because of their actions the working poor of … Continue reading

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COPE Convention April 23 – Time running out to register

Pursuant to Article XII of the Constitution of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, you are hereby notified that the C.O.P.E. Pre-Primary Convention will be held at IBEW Local 405, 1211 Wiley Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 23, 2016.  … Continue reading

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Today is a sad day for Iowans concerned about the future.

Statement by ISEA President Tammy Wawro on the Iowa House and Senate passage of Senate Files 174 and 175 DESMOINES, IA (03/23/2016)(readMedia)– Today is a sad day for Iowans concerned about the future. Today, legislators went back on their promise … Continue reading

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Senators predict possible April 1 ‘implosion’ of Iowa Medicaid program

State officials say the 560,000 Iowans who get their health care coverage through government-paid Medicaid should be getting a new card in the mail soon. Iowa’s Medicaid program will be managed by three private companies starting April 1. According to … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 24 Groundbreaking on the first section of the New York City subway system, from City Hall to the Bronx. According to theNew York Times, this was a worker’s review of the digging style of the well-dressed Subway Commissioners: “I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Latest GOP union-busting efforts detailed:

“Republicans are trying to bust federal unions in a variety of ways,” warns AFSCME Council 26 Executive Director Carl Goldman. “A recent report in The Washington Post details an attempt to intimidate rank-and-file union leaders.” Goldman reports that there are … Continue reading

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