Category Archives: Labor

Courts Becoming Republican Power Centers

Thanks to a case decided by the Iowa Supreme Court and a couple of cases on the docket for decisions this month for the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the US)  we can see why Republicans have put so much emphasis … Continue reading

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Statewide Labor Center Summit

Posted on November 28, 2018  We need you at the Labor Center Statewide Summit: Monday, December 3, 11 am in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber! Thousands of Iowans have spoken: The time is now From Iowa workers to UI faculty, … Continue reading

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Low Wages And No Stability: Working In America

  Labor Day focuses light on stories about labor in this country. There are many publications that cover labor throughout the year but unfortunately most of these articles are ignored. In the era of Dear Leader and his constant assumption … Continue reading

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Almost 80% Of US Workers Live From Paycheck To Paycheck. Here’s Why

Robert Reich is one of the best analyzers and commentators on current American affairs. As the former Secretary of Labor, when Reich speaks on labor everyone should listen. In last Sunday’s Guardian newspaper online Reich analyzes the plight of the American … Continue reading

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Grassley’s Stolen SCOTUS Attacks Working Families

Editor’s note:  The following are two press releases concerning Senator Grassley and his unprecedented and still extremely controversial hijacking of the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland. http://www.WhyCourtsMatterIowa.org For Immediate Release: June 27, 2018 Contact: wcmia@whycourtsmatteriowa.org Des Moines, Iowa — Today the … Continue reading

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Killing The Economy Part 3: Inequality

One of the frequently noted similarities of the economy between today and and just prior to the 1929 collapse is the strikingly similar concentration of wealth into a few hands. We almost bit the bullet of a major economic collapse … Continue reading

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Working People’s Day of Action – Cedar Rapids

Join thousands of working people and our allies nationwide as we stand up for the freedom to join together in strong unions and fight for decent and equitable pay, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa: Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Recertify!

http://www.ProgressIowa.org For Immediate Release: October 25, 2017 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Support Unions In Recertification Vote Des Moines — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement today after Iowa’s public workers voted to recertify unions across … Continue reading

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Some Good News From Next Door

Seems like we are swimming in a veritable ocean of bad news on an almost hourly basis. Therefore a story that shows even a small glimmer of sanity must be spotlighted in hopes that whatever caused it to happen is … Continue reading

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SCOTUS To Hear Case Designed To Gut Unions

Grassley’s Obstruction About To Pay Huge Returns For The Wealthy Thursday morning the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus v. AFSCME  The SCOTUS has once more agreed to hear a case designed to gut public unions. In 2016 an 8 … Continue reading

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