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The Sanders Revolution in Des Moines, Iowa

Marc Kagan
Bernie's staff here says we knocked on 130,000 doors this weekend. I did about 250 of those doors, so do the math: 500 people like me. Possibly I’m just swept up in the moment, but it seems like a great social movement in the making.

An Iowa Insurgent

David Dayen The Intercept
Seed, Pesticide and Banking Monopolies — Not Immigrants — Are Destroying Farm Country. An Iowa Insurgent Hopes That Message Can Dethrone Steve King

Tidbits - July 19, 2018 - Reader Comments: Democrats Can't Ignore Left; Reader's Debate Mueller Indictment, Putin as Trump Handler; Janus; Teachers; Sexual harassment - Anglo-American University-Prague; Save Univ of Iowa Labor Center; more..

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Reader Comments: Democrats Can't Ignore Left; Trump as Rouge; Reader's Debate Mueller Indictment, Putin as Trump Handler; Trade War; Janus; Teachers; Sexual harassment at Anglo-American University-Prague; Save Univ of Iowa Labor Center; and more....

Socialism Comes to Iowa

Nicolás Medina Mora and Rebecca Zweig The Nation
a political picnic in Iowa Cathy Glasson is the farthest left candidate in recent memory to mount a serious campaign for Iowa governor. She is betting on a coalition of service workers, many of them immigrants and people of color; members of manufacturing unions, many of them white and some of whom supported Trump; and young members of DSA.

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GOP Law Fails to Break Iowa's Largest Public-Sector Unions

desmoinesdem Bleeding Heartland
One of the most transparent union-busting provisions of Iowa’s new collective bargaining law has failed to significantly reduce the number of workers covered by the state’s two largest public-sector unions: the Iowa State Education Association and AFSCME Council 61.

Tidbits - February 23, 2017 - Reader Comments: Iowa's Union-Busting Bill; Standing Rock; Peekskill Remembered; Trump Anti-Immigrant Policy and the Fightback; Healthcare Attacked - ACA, Medicare, Medicaid; Tom Hayden Remembered; and more...

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Reader Comments: Iowa's Union-Busting Bill; Standing Rock; Peekskill Remembered; Trump Anti-Immigrant Policy and the Fightback; Healthcare Attacked - ACA, Medicare, Medicaid; Tom Hayden Remembered; Tidbits going on hiatus; Tell Sirius XM to Say No to White Supremacy; Humanité-in-English is looking for volunteer translators; and more...

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Union Sues Over Iowa's New Collective Bargaining Law

Grant Rodgers and William Petroski The Des Moines Register
The new law bans public employee unions in most cases from negotiating over issues such as health insurance, evaluation procedures, staff reduction and leaves of absence for political purposes. Police officers and firefighters are exempted from that portion of the law, a move that AFSCME argues in the lawsuit violates the Iowa Constitution by creating "favored" and "disfavored" groups of government workers.
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