Daily Archives: July 7, 2017

Editorial: Congress must improve, not tear down health care

When you embark on a home renovation, demolition is the easy part. Grab a sledge hammer and start swinging. The difficult part is conceiving and building something new to last for years to come. Doing the latter requires thoughtful planning … Continue reading

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University of Iowa health care union sues the Board of Regents over contract

The Regents oversee University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, and unionized staff say the hospital is not honoring contract negotiations. Back in February TV9 reported of a nationwide nursing shortage that negatively impacted nurses at UIHC. The … Continue reading

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HOW SENATE GOP HEALTHCARE BILL INCREASES IOWA INSURANCE PLAN PREMIUMS

The 2017 blizzard continues this summer, not with blowing snow, but with political maneuvering taking place in Washington on ‘healthcare reform.’ For the record, it is really not ‘healthcare’ that is being addressed by the Republicans, but a ‘health insurance’ … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: Mother Jones “The employment of children is doing more to fill prisons, insane asylums, almshouses, reformatories, slums, and gin shops than all the efforts of reformers are doing to improve society.” July 08 First anthracite coal strike in U.S. … Continue reading

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