Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

Vote No on Amendment H8220

Iowa House Republicans have filed an amendment, H8220, which would weaken arbitration for public employee collective bargaining. This amendment would break the current system, which provides for fair arbitration decisions and also encourages employers and employees to reach voluntary agreements. … Continue reading

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Dodged a bullet

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stop giving out golden parachutes to executives who quit the bank for top government jobs

Hi, I just signed a petition telling the big banks to stop giving out golden parachutes–which are extreme payouts–to executives who quit the bank for top government jobs. These payout packages promote a never-ending revolving door between Wall Street and … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Jobs up, but slowly

Payroll job growth restrained as jobless rate rises again, to 3.8 percent IOWA CITY, Iowa (April 15, 2016) — Iowa’s sluggish job picture held to form with a slight increase in March — but also an increase in the unemployment … Continue reading

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Sen. Grassley’s Attack on the Supreme Court’s Integrity and the Public’s Right to Know

Over the long history of the Supreme Court, Senators from both political parties have often challenged the nominees from the opposing parties. They have filibustered them, they have mounted massive efforts to oppose them, and they have refused to confirm … Continue reading

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Obradovich: Grassley finds new reasons to block Garland

Obradovich: Grassley finds new reasons to block Garland Sen. Chuck Grassley keeps offering new reasons for refusing to give Judge Merrick Garland a hearing and a vote on his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. He may as well keep … Continue reading

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Education funding level triggers tuition hike discussion

Education funding level triggers tuition hike discussion DES MOINES – A House-Senate budget panel Thursday was able to bump up state higher education funding slightly for next fiscal year, but a top Iowa Board of Regents official said the increase … Continue reading

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Frustration, confusion linger in Medicaid transition

Frustration, confusion linger in Medicaid transition CEDAR FALLS — Dan Britt of Northern Iowa Therapy came prepared. He had specific examples of the difficulties he’s seen in the 15 days since Iowa switched its Medicaid system to managed care. The … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 18 West Virginia coal miners strike, defend selves against National Guard – 1912 After a four-week boycott led by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., bus companies in New York City agree to hire 200 Black drivers and mechanics – … Continue reading

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