Daily Archives: October 19, 2017

Iowa Educators Reject Attacks on Their Unions

With the fate of Iowa’s public-sector unions on the line in hundreds of recertification votes in school districts and campuses across the state, Iowa educators are making it clear: their vote is a resounding UNION YES! A new state law, … Continue reading

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How Many Iowans Must Die Before Reynolds Reverses Medicaid Privatization? – Iowa Starting Line

This week the Des Moines Register reported another Iowan on Medicaid died following refusal of Medicaid providers to pay for adequate care. Her nursing home’s decision to refuse accepting Medicaid patients on ventilators would require her to move 90 miles from Des Moines. The … Continue reading

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Iowa small businesses will be harmed by Senate Budget Resolution this week

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Healthcare for 636,800 Iowa Medicaid enrollees and 598,100 Medicare recipients is jeopardized so that the top 1% can get a $50,050 tax cut See this new fact sheet for the effects on Iowa small business owners and their communities.   DES MOINES, … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Frederick Douglass “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” October 20 Eugene V. Debs, U.S. labor leader and socialist, dies in Elmhurst, Ill. Among his radical ideas: an 8-hour … Continue reading

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