Category Archives: Labor

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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Renegotiating NAFTA Takes A Turn On Republicans

                                                 NAFTA flag image from google.com While it may be too much to hope for this leftover … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2017: The State of Working Iowa

This article by Colin Gordon, Senior Researcher at the nonpartisan Iowa Policy Project, appeared in the Des Moines Register September 2, 2017. Labor Day is always a good time to take stock of the state of working Iowa. Patterns of … Continue reading

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Employers Used to Believe in the Power of Aggregate Demand, What Happened?

From the Thom Hartmann Show Thursday: Thom discusses the change in America’s business community from being good corporate citizens who saw their employees as assets to today’s atmosphere where corporations exploit whatever they can.  Thom speaks with guest Rick Wartzman … Continue reading

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Union Recertification Begins Next Month In Iowa

The massive and in my mind catastrophic overhaul had a clause meant to drive a wedge between state workers in Iowa. Built out of the Republican playbook of “divide and conquer” the clause that puts the recertification of a union … Continue reading

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