Tag Archives: economic inequality

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

Posted in Blog for Iowa, Labor, union busting | Tagged , , ,

What Is The Difference Between A Minimum Wage Worker And You?

by Jennifer Hauff When I last lived on minimum wage, I shared a one bedroom apartment with a friend I met at work. She had a mattress and a dresser in her room. I had a bunch of blankets and … Continue reading

Posted in economic inequality, Economy, minimum wage | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Inequality In The 21st Century

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These first words to the … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community | Tagged , , ,

The Importance Of Economic And Social Factors

News reports often separate economic and social issues. Yet the term, socio-economic, dating back to the 1880s, indicates a linkage. And a strong political connection exists between economic and social issues. Recent public opinion polling shows that the economy, followed … Continue reading

Posted in economic inequality, Economy | Tagged , ,