Tag Archives: income inequality

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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Fast Food Workers Going On Strike

Jobs With Justice Today, underpaid fast food clerks, care providers, adjuncts, retail associates and thousands of women and men across the country are bravely going on strike once again. Along with their supporters, they’re raising their voices to demand $15 … Continue reading

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Walmart, Work and Value

The consensus in social media was Walmart’s substantial stock decline on Wednesday – in advance of lower earnings projections – couldn’t have happened to a better group of jerks. The jerks are the five individuals and groups who together own … Continue reading

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Headlines Progress Iowa Event

Des Moines – Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City will deliver remarks at an event for Progress Iowa on Thursday, April 16th at the Iowa State Education Association in Des Moines, Iowa. Mayor de Blasio will focus his … Continue reading

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Are We In A New Age Of Robber Barons?

robber baron noun: a wealthy person who tries to get land, businesses, or more money in a way that is dishonest or wrong; an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (as … Continue reading

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Symposium On Wealth Disparity In America

Yours truly will speak on the role of unions in decreasing inequality at this forum: November 22nd, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at Augustana College: If you are in the Quad Cities Saturday, join us for this event: “Symposium on … Continue reading

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