Daily Archives: August 5, 2016

Time to Pull the Plug on Branstad’s Medicaid Mess? – Iowa Starting Line

A guest post from House Leader Mark Smith A few months ago, Governor Terry Branstad and Republicans privatized health care for over 500,000 Iowans on Medicaid. After months of delays, confusion, and scandal, Branstad’s privatization scheme is now officially a … Continue reading

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Two massive unions, SEIU and AFSCME, announce partnership, potential merger

LAS VEGAS (PAI) – Two of the nation’s largest unions, AFSCME and the Service Employees, who represent thousands of the same types of workers – nurses, public service workers and more – will create “unity partnerships” for joint planning, bargaining, … Continue reading

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The 2016 Election and the Economic War on Women – Part 3 – The Iowa Daily Democrat

By Charlotte Hubbell08/05/16 Reprinted with permission by People for the American Way Special Editor’s Note: Iowa Daily Democrat is taking a one week vacation (August 8-12) from publication. We won’t have any new posts until Monday, August 15. According to the latest … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 05 Using clubs, police rout 1,500 jobless men who had stormed the plant of the Fruit Growers Express Co. in Indiana Harbor, Ind., demanding jobs – 1931 Thirteen firefighters, including 12 smokejumpers who parachuted in to help their coworkers, … Continue reading

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United Way Graduation Walk

Sisters and Brothers, In one Saturday morning, you can help a young person make the biggest decision of his or her life: to graduate from high school. As a United Way Graduation Walk volunteer, you’ll be paired with a Des Moines Public Schools staff … Continue reading

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