Tag Archives: Iowa jobs

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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Labor Update: Wages In Iowa

http://stateofworkingiowa.org/ By Colin Gordon Senior Research Consultant — Iowa Policy Project Each year at Labor Day, we survey the “State of Working Iowa.” This annual report card examines trends in wages, job growth, and job quality in Iowa. This fall, … Continue reading

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Employees Forced To Defend Jobs Against South Slope Greed

Apparently, locking out workers, once a rare practice,  is the new normal for employers.  Last November, South Slope Communications in North Liberty  locked out 55 employees for 3 days after their union contract with the cooperative expired.  Employees who came … Continue reading

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Governor Branstad Misrepresents Iowa Job Numbers

progressiowa.org Bureau of Labor Statistics show 8,300 jobs lost; Branstad claims 5,900 jobs gained Des Moines – Documents updated and released today by Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) reveal that the Branstad administration distorted jobs numbers by 14,200 in September and … Continue reading

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Join Congressman Bruce Braley For Facebook Live Chat

UPDATE:  This event takes place today, March 29, 2:30-3:30. Link to it here:   new.livestream.com/BruceBraley/FBchat2 Last month, I hosted my first Facebook live chat to introduce myself as a candidate for US Senate, and answer the questions most important to … Continue reading

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