Daily Archives: July 7, 2016

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the two African-American men who were shot by police within twenty-four hours of each other. Racism plays an insidious role in the daily lives of all … Continue reading

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New Medicaid listening posts and agenda for July 26 Iowa Senate committee meeting on Medicaid

Agenda for the July 26 meeting of the Senate Human Resources Committee Room 116 of the Iowa Statehouse Livestreamed at http://bit.ly/IowaSenateLive   10:00 am – Welcome 10:15 am – Managed care implementation status. DHS/IME 11:00 am – Hear from providers … Continue reading

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Grassley’s SCOTUS delay sets a dangerous precedent

Sen. Chuck Grassley’s blockade of the Supreme Court confirmation process sets in motion a dangerous precedent for future presidents. Grassley and his Republican allies claim they have the right to freeze the Supreme Court confirmation process and refuse to hold hearings … Continue reading

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Getting by – or not – in Iowa

Cost of Living, Part 2: Earnings for nearly 1 in 5 families fall short Nearly 114,000 Iowa families do not earn enough to provide for a basic standard of living without public supports, despite one or more full-time wage earners … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 08 First anthracite coal strike in U.S. – 1842 Labor organizer Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor born on Staten Island, N.Y. Among her activities: investigating child labor in glass factories and mines, and working undercover in meat packing plants to … Continue reading

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