Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

KIM REYNOLDS’ FAILURE WILL COST THOUSANDS OF IOWANS’ THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced this afternoon that Iowa had failed to obtain a waiver on Iowa’s stopgap health insurance plan yet from the Trump Administration and was withdrawing their proposal. About 70,000 Iowans are on the state’s individual market … Continue reading

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Why Labor Is Fighting to Save Veterans’ Healthcare

In January President Trump delivered on his promise to shrink the federal government: he announced a hiring freeze, despite thousands of federal job vacancies. As a candidate, Trump campaigned as a great friend of veterans. He pledged to make big … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Elects Top Officers at 2017 Convention in St. Louis

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Trumka, Shuler, Gebre Unanimously Re-elected  (St. Louis, Oct. 22) – Today, delegates to the AFL-CIO 28th Constitutional Convention in St. Louis elected Richard Trumka (UMWA) as president, Liz Shuler (IBEW) as secretary-treasurer and Tefere Gebre (UFCW) as executive vice president. In … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who said last week, when announcing the introduction of a resolution honoring postal workers Joseph Curseen and Thomas Morris  (see Today’s Labor History): “Sixteen years later, it is important that Congress and the … Continue reading

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