"As vaccine rollouts remain patchy throughout the United States, we who live in Scott County, Iowa, and Rock Island County, Illinois, have seen an increase in vaccinations.
There is no doubt that many more still need to be vaccinated, but we must make sure that these... Read more
Pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act
A good union job like the one I had for 24 years before retiring provided for me and my family. The union made sure that I was being taken care of at work with proper safety protocols as well as proper pay. Now that I am a retired union member, I have a certain sense of... Read more
Americans should have right to unionize
As a proud AFSCME retiree, I strongly support the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. I had the opportunity to join a union. They fought to raise my wages and provide benefits that helped me save and plan for my retirement. My husband and I both belonged to unio... Read more
PRO Act should pass
Iowans need Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst to vote yes on the PRO Act. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act is waiting on the Senate for a vote, and the working people of Iowa deserve the ability to join or form a union without burdens placed on them by emp... Read more
Letter: Protecting Workers
"The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans had a 15-minute conference call with Senator Chuck Grassley recently. In anticipation of our concerns the senator included his point person on prescription drugs and his tax counsel who handles pension issues.
The senator seem... Read more
Cedar Valley leaders urge Rep. Ashley Hinson to support COVID-19 relief bill
WATERLOO — A coalition of Cedar Valley leaders Tuesday called on U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson to support the proposed COVID-19 relief package, that would give financial help to families, schools, businesses, unemployed people, local governments and others.
The leaders held a new... Read more
Iowa Republicans shut out seniors from the political process at the Statehouse
The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans has been lobbying at the Iowa State Capitol on numerous issues for years. We are seniors, retirees, and advocates for Iowans. Now the Republican-controlled Iowa House of Representatives is making it unsafe for seniors and people with pre-ex... Read more
Unlikely Santa will be visiting Grassley this year
Just as Santa Claus delivers presents to the good children of the world, in European folklore there is a character called Krampus that gives the naughty ones their just desserts. In some traditions, Krampus captures the naughty boys and girls and eats them or even drags t... Read more
Cost of Vaccine
The holidays are a time for cheer and goodwill toward your fellow human. Someone should send that message to Chuck Grassley. At a time when many should be celebrating, they’re jobless due to a pandemic of which Grassley has been infected. For him to get the full exper... Read more