Category Archives: Labor

Robert Reich: Racism Is Profitable

The above video is from Robert Reich’s Inequality Media. This video ties in to a degree with the previous post on how labor has been exploited especially since the mid 1970s. Lyndon Johnson many years ago made an astute observation … Continue reading

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“The $2.5 Trillion Annual Theft”

That is an estimate of how much the annual theft is from America’s workers. A study came out this week that astounded nearly everyone. While everyone knows that workers have been left behind in the economic race since the early … Continue reading

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Biden Out Of The Gate Strong!

This week has been enjoyable if for no other reason than to see Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden on the virtual stump making speeches that make sense and that point out that the Armageddon that his opponent predicts is already … Continue reading

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An Immigrant In My Own Country

Reprinted with permission from the Summer #2 2020 issue of  The Prairie Progressive, Iowa’s oldest progressive newsletter. The Prairie Progressive is  funded entirely by reader subscription,  available primarily in hard copy for $12/yr.  Send check to PP, Box 1945, Iowa … Continue reading

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Recent Videos From Robert Reich: Oligarchy Versus The Rest Of Us

Corporate lies. A couple of things that Reich doesn’t mention in here are: Labor union are the most effective deterrent to an accretion of power in an executive in a democracy. Labor voting for the party of money and business … Continue reading

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Quotes To Ponder On Labor

Labor has been beaten and bloodied since the Regan presidency. For some strange reason working people voted for Reagan. For some strange reason working people voted for Trump. If they ever thought a billionaire would help working people, I hope … Continue reading

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Iowans Declare September Labor Union Appreciation Month

For Immediate Release: August 29, 2019 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 More than 65 elected officials, organizations, and businesses support the effort to make September Labor Union Appreciation Month at thankaunion.com Des Moines, Iowa — Iowans are speaking out in support of … Continue reading

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Organizing The Organizers

The Democratic Party seems on the brink of descent into a primal ooze as we now debate political staffers forming unions in campaigns. What’s there to debate? Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg gets the overarching policy right. “Freedom means the ability … Continue reading

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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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