Daily Archives: January 3, 2017

Union reps up in arms over governor’s health plan

Governor Terry Branstad’s administration is negotiating new employment contracts on the assumption that health insurance benefits will no longer be subject to collective bargaining. Branstad offered this, saying the current method of providing health insurance to Iowa’s public employees is … Continue reading

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Pre-session listening tour: Mason City, Waterloo, Davenport, DeWitt, Ottumwa, Anamosa

Legislative Democrats are holding six listening sessions to begin our 2017 outreach. We’ll be stopping Jan. 3-6 in Mason City, Waterloo, Davenport, DeWitt, Ottumwa and Anamosa. Throughout the year, we hope to meet with Iowans across our state. We want … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 03 The ship Thetis arrives in Hawaii with 175 Chinese field workers bound to serve for five years at $3 per month – 1852 Wobbly Tom Mooney tried in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing – 1917 In a … Continue reading

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