Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Polk County likely will face $11.6 million budget shortfall by 2023

Commercial property tax reform and already-planned wage increases mean Polk County will face an $11.6 million annual budget shortfall by 2023 unless the economy improves or expenses are reduced, county supervisors were told Wednesday. Polk County budget administrator Deb Anderson … Continue reading

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Crisis at the NLRB

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  By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Ken Sagar Iowa Federation of Labor President.   Most people in Iowa don’t even know what the National Labor Relations Board is. Well, why should they? Here’s why.   For decades, American labor … Continue reading

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How SNAP Hits Home in Iowa Farm Bill Debate Carries Implications for Many Thousands of Iowans

IFP BACKGROUNDER How SNAP Hits Home in Iowa Farm Bill Debate Carries Implications for Many Thousands of Iowans As of May 2013, 198,843 households in Iowa received assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as Food … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History June 20

Birth of Albert Parsons, Haymarket martyr (1848); The American Railway Union, headed by Eugene Debs, is founded in Chicago. In the Pullman strike a year later, the union was defeated by federal injunctions and troops, and Debs was imprisoned for … Continue reading

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