Category Archives: Labor

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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Working Families Summit Today In Ames

Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 | Lance Coles, (515) 669-8046 Standing Together, Fighting Back: Iowans to Gather for Working Families Summit. Larry Cohen of Our Revolution to keynote second Iowa Working Families Summit AMES, IOWA — Larry Cohen, former President … Continue reading

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This Week’s Legislative Forums

The vote by the Iowa House and Senate has been taken, and the Governor has signed it. We can’t let up on these elected representative. They need to hear from you how you feel about their vote on this issue, … Continue reading

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Reminder: Rally Tuesday To Save Collective Bargaining In Des Moines

Rally to Save Public Sector Collective Bargaining Tuesday, February 7th 10:30 am Rally at the Capitol Capitol Building, Des Moines Iowa Key Republican members of the Iowa legislature plan to file a bill on Monday February 6th that would gut … Continue reading

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1,000 Across The State Join Iowa Workers To Speak Out

Matt Sinovic Friday Feb.3, 10:46 AMMatt Sinovic (press@progressiowa.org) In Case You Missed It: 1,000 join Iowa workers to speak out Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 News Compilation: Overview: Iowa workers spoke out at 7 different press conferences Wednesday, advocating for … Continue reading

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Bait And Switch Over Manufacturing Jobs

Since the general election I’ve been laying low, listening to people talk about the new administration and what President Donald J. Trump means to them. Most supporters found a lot of what the president said and stands for to be … Continue reading

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Reflections On Labor Day 2016

Labor Day means much more than sales events and holiday excursions. The day honors the men and women who provide the work that fuels our economy. Reports of falling unemployment, growing wages, and rising consumer confidence in the United States … Continue reading

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Will Labor Rise Again?

As America takes its annual weekend to celebrate Labor a person who pays attention to the issues of the day can’t help but wonder what the Labor movement must do to resurrect its fortunes in the United States. Those who … Continue reading

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An Iowa Onion Trimmer

Between picture perfect onions and the compost heap lies an opportunity. A friend grows onions using organic practices as part of a Community Supported Agriculture project. Onions are harvested from the field then dried in the greenhouse for storage. Sorting, … Continue reading

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