Daily Archives: April 1, 2016

Can Chuck Grassley Be Shamed Into SCOTUS Sanity?

The GOP senator has been a fixture in Iowa for decades—but Democrats hope his decision to stonewall a Supreme Court nominee finally might knock him from his perch. Senator Chuck Grassley was looking for somewhere safe, friendly and familiar as … Continue reading

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Iowa Teamsters rally against pension cuts

Iowa Teamsters rally against pension cuts Steep cuts in pensions are looming for Teamsters union members, which prompted a rally attended by about 150 retirees Thursday at the Iowa Capitol. They came from Des Moines, Dubuque, Marshalltown, the Quad Cities, western … Continue reading

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April 1st Is No Laughing Matter: Branstad’s Dangerous Healthcare Decisions

Medicaid privatization, water quality failures the latest examples of Branstad/Reynolds’ misplaced priorities Des Moines, IA — Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to the April 1st implementation of Medicaid privatization: “Medicaid privatization was a … Continue reading

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Attend legislative forums held by all legislators.

Dear Brothers and Sisters, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 strongly encourages our members to attend legislative forums held by all legislators. By visiting this webpage, you can view links to lists of legislative forums created by the party caucuses in the Iowa … Continue reading

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Unspoken budget choices for Iowa

By Peter Fisher04/01/16 There’s a reason we can’t have the things we need. We keep giving money away, often without a good understanding of why we’re doing it. A good example is the so-called “coupling” legislation recently passed by the … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 02 The Union Label Trades Department is chartered by the American Federation of Labor.  Its mission: promote the products and services produced in America by union members, especially those products identified by a union label, shop card, store card, … Continue reading

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