Daily Archives: July 8, 2013

Smokey and the Jobs

The controversy over speeding by the Governor’s SUV prompted one columnist [1] to tinker with the lyrics for the theme song from Smokey and the Bandit (the Burt Reynolds film in which a couple of lead-footed drivers set out on … Continue reading

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CenturyLink and CWA District 7 still far from reaching new labor pact

  More than 10 months after negotiations kicked off, CenturyLink and its largest union are still far from reaching a new labor deal. The lack of significant progress raises the possibility that the Communications Workers of America District 7 would … Continue reading

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Protestors object to Social Security change

WATERLOO, Iowa — A dozen individuals protested Tuesday outside U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley’s office in opposition to a change in the way Social Security benefits are calculated. It was one of similar protests. across the state and country. The switch … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History (July 8-9)

July 08: Labor organizer Ella Reeve “Mother” Bloor born on Staten Island, NY. Among her activities: investigating child labor in glass factories and mines, and working undercover in meat packing plants to verify for federal investigators the nightmarish working conditions that … Continue reading

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