Daily Archives: June 27, 2016

Medicaid listening posts scheduled for Muscatine, Oelwein, Cedar Falls, and Marshalltown

June 28 in Muscatine: Sen. Chris Brase Tues, June 28, 4:00 PM -5:30 PM Strahan Hall Little Theatre Muscatine Community College 152 Colorado Street, Muscatine   June 29 in Oelwein: Sen. Brian Schoenjahn Wed, June 29, 4:00 PM – 5:30 … Continue reading

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4 Job Posting for Area Field & Community Engagement Coordinators

Position:    Field & Community Engagement Coordinator – 4 Openings Full Time: Great River Area Labor Federation – based in Quad Cities area Full Time: Hawkeye Area Labor Council – based in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA areas Full Time: South Central Iowa … Continue reading

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IOWA FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO ENDORSES MONICA VERNON FOR CONGRESS

Today, the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO endorsed Monica Vernon, Democratic nominee for Congress in Iowa’s 1st District. The Iowa AFL-CIO joins Iowa labor unions and elected leaders across the state in endorsing Vernon’s campaign against vulnerable first-term Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Enriching the minimum wage discussion

Enriching the minimum wage discussion – Iowa Policy Points History shows the minimum wage was meant to be a meaningful policy tool to help working families, not limited to “entry level” work or teens. In fact, efforts to establish the … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 27 Emma Goldman, women’s rights activist and radical, born in Lithuania. She came to the U.S. at age 17 – 1869 The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the “Wobblies,” is founded at a 12-day-long convention in … Continue reading

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Terry Branstad’s Mental Health Care Crisis – Iowa Starting Line

Guest post from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Dead last. That’s Iowa’s new ranking in mental health beds available for our citizens.  It’s an embarrassing ranking and a critical situation for Iowa families with loved ones suffering from mental illnesses. The … Continue reading

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