Daily Archives: June 29, 2017

Any way you cut it — Americans lose health coverage

The stakes for some 200,000 Iowans are significant, jeopardizing recent health-care coverage gains and putting vulnerable Iowans at risk. First, let’s make no mistake: Both the Senate and House bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) represent … Continue reading

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2017 Iowa Federation of Labor Convention Call

Click here to get full copy of the 2017 IFL Convention Call

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We have the opportunity to elect one of our own to the Davenport City Council in the Special Election on July 11th.

  We are already well on our way to collecting the absentee ballot requests and identifying voters, but with less than two weeks left to the election, there is still a lot of work to be done. Please, if you … Continue reading

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Letter Opposing Three Bills That Assault the Freedom of Working People to Form and Join Unions

June 28, 2017 Dear Chair Foxx and Ranking Member Scott: The AFL-CIO urges you to oppose three anti-union bills that will come before the Committee on Education and the Workforce this week. Taken together, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (H.R. … Continue reading

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WILL REYNOLDS, GRASSLEY AND ERNST ABANDON IOWA’S MOST VULNERABLE?

The Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare bill is predicted to devastate rural Iowa hospitals and nursing homes. The proposed 25% cut in Medicaid spending will put these Iowa facilities at risk of severe cuts in services or outright closure. Will Senators Grassley … Continue reading

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ON “MIDWEST NICE” AND OUR NOT-NICE POLITICS

A guest post from a fellow campaigner and native Wisconsinite, who’s officially retired from politics but unofficially comments on political news and more at explainher.com. A few years ago, over some now-forgotten holiday, a younger cousin still in college mentioned … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: the Jobs with Justice pledge, which says “I’ll be there to demand jobs with justice” and commits those who take the pledge to be there at least five times over the course of the year. June 30 Alabama … Continue reading

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