Daily Archives: August 29, 2013

On Labor Day, Too Many Workers Labor in the Shadows

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For many Americans, Labor Day barbecues and picnics mark a nostalgic end to summer.  It’s also a time to celebrate work and the people who do the work (and of course, the people who want to work but can’t find … Continue reading

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Labor Day Events Around Iowa

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Saturday August 31 Ottumwa Area: Jimmy Jones Shelter House in Greater Ottumwa Park. 2 PM contests, and music. Steve Siegel 515-971-3325 or ssiegel@afscmeiowa.org Lucas: John L Lewis Labor Festival, Saturday August 31, 2013. 641-766-6421 or 641-766-6544 Sunday September 1 Clinton … Continue reading

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As the Nation Celebrates Labor Day, Latino Workers Still Disproportionately Affected by Unemployment, Low Wages and Financial Insecurity in Retirement

    New report prescribes swift and broad solutions for Latino working families       http://www.aflcio.org/content/download/98601/2662151/file/LatinoReport.pdf       (Washington, DC, August 29, 2013) – A new report released in honor of Labor Day by the AFL-CIO shows that … Continue reading

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The weekend in Labor History

August 29 Seventy-five workers die when the lower St. Lawrence River’s Quebec Bridge collapses while under construction.  A flawed design was found to be the cause.  Thirteen more workers were killed nine years later when the reconstructed bridge’s central span … Continue reading

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