Category Archives: Labor

Biden And The Train Strike: A Perspective

Like many I have become a huge fan of Heather Cox Richardson. Her daily email “Letter From An American” offers us a look at what is happening today with a historical perspective that lets us know that things don’t happen … Continue reading

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New Labor Report Not Kind To Iowa

The rise and fall of the middle class in the US has almost exactly tracked with the rise and subsequent gutting of labor unions in the US. Although this chart is a few years old, the trend has not changed … Continue reading

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Staff Short? Give ‘Em More Work

Covid Kim has had some really strange responses to what is being described as a workforce shortage. The responses have ranged from cutting unemployment insurance early to attempt to force people in desperation to take any job, offering a whopping … Continue reading

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So Let’s Give Biden Some Credit

I was reminded Wednesday that exactly one year previous we had gotten our first Covid vaccination. When we realized that it had already been a year we started remembering what was happening prior to getting our shots. It was a … Continue reading

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America Is On Strike! Robert Reich

  Telling it like it is as usual from former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. (3:38) 

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Robert Reich On Friday’s Jobs Report

Robert Reich started a newsletter last week. While he said the letter would land only a couple times a week, so far he has sent out some truly pithy comments daily – even Saturday. When I saw this, I felt … Continue reading

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Labor Day: Let’s Talk About Inequality

I am a true believer in celebrating laborers in our society and inn the world economy. We have noting unless someone mines it, fabricates it, processes it or distributes it.  Yet in the economic system of capitalism as practiced in … Continue reading

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Iowans Want September To Be Declared Labor Union Appreciation Month

Progress Iowa <press@progressiowa.org> Wed 9/1/2021 2:00 PM For Immediate Release: September 1, 2021 Contact: Ivy Beckenholdt, ivy@progressiowa.org Iowans Want September To Be Declared Labor Union Appreciation Month More than 80 elected officials, organizations, and businesses sign on in support at … Continue reading

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How Workers Can Reclaim Power

The following is a short (6 minute) video by Robert Reich. Reich is the former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton. He may be optimistic,  but he always brings up great points: Labor was once the very backbone of the … Continue reading

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We Could Use Some FDR These Days

Some days it would be nice to see some FDR channeled. His times were not that much different than today. But he was often more head on in his approach. Here is an FDR speech at the 1936 Democratic convention … Continue reading

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