Daily Archives: July 13, 2016

Regents to hire outside counsel to bargain with university unions

For the first time in a decade, the Iowa Board of Regents is looking to hire outside counsel to bargain with unions representing graduate employees, faculty and staff. As part its telephonic meeting on Monday, the regents will discuss a recommendation … Continue reading

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New local Medicaid listening posts and a Senate Committee meeting on July 26

1)    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 … Continue reading

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Tell Walmart to Oppose Trump’s Hateful Speech and Withdraw Its Republican Convention Donation

Several major corporations—like Apple, UPS, Wells Fargo and Walgreens—have withdrawn financial support from the Republican National Convention after bigoted comments from Donald Trump. Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, has yet to withdraw its contribution to the Republican convention—essentially saying Trump’s … Continue reading

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Michael Rehwaldt inaccurate City Council presentation at July 7 meeting

At the July 7th Muscatine City Council meeting, Council Member Mike Rehwaldt made some inaccurate remarks about the QCFL and our Muscatine WIN Committee, and I am writing to correct the record. The QCFL represents thousands of union members in … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 13 Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union organized in Tyronza, Ark. – 1934 Detroit newspaper workers begin 19-month strike against Gannett, Knight-Ridder. The strike was to become a lockout, which lasted four years more – 1995 July 14 The Great Uprising … Continue reading

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