Daily Archives: October 27, 2017

Iowa JobWatch: Big one-month drop in Iowa jobs

Jobless rate dips to 3.2 percent 4,000-job drop in payroll jobs largest in three years Manufacturing job rebound one brightening spot in 2017 IOWA CITY, Iowa (Oct. 26, 2017) — Iowa payroll jobs fell in September for the first time in five … Continue reading

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State Lawmakers Propose Healthy Iowans for a Public Option

Des Moines, Iowa – State Senator Matt McCoy, D-Des Moines, and State Representative John Forbes, D-Urbandale, said today they will propose a bill next session to make health care more accessible and affordable for Iowans.  Called the Healthy Iowans for … Continue reading

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IPERS in good shape – leave it alone

 DES MOINES, Iowa – There are growing worries that conservative budget-cutters at the Statehouse have their eyes on one of the biggest targets around – the giant Iowa Public Employees Retirement Fund, or IPERS.   “It’s political payback,” said Brad … Continue reading

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If all Iowa candidates had to win under rules Republicans forced on unions – Bleeding Heartland

If all Iowa candidates had to win under rules Republicans forced on unions “There’s not one Republican in this state that could win an election under the rules they gave us,” asserted AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan after the first round … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Luisa Capetillo “Do not buy finery or jewels, because books are worth more than they are. Adorn your understanding with their precious ideas, because there is no luxury that dazzles like the luxury of science.” October … Continue reading

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