Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

Dems urge gov’s ouster at area picnic

  Sep 03, 2013 (Menafn – The Hawk Eye – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –The politicians who spoke at the annual Labor Day picnic at Burlington’s 40 & 8 Park Monday shared the same message — Iowa needs a … Continue reading

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On Labor Day, Too Many Workers Labor in the Shadows

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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Postal Rally in Des Moines

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The State of Working Iowa 2013 The Long, Slow Recovery: Confronting the Legacy of Recession

IOWA CITY, Iowa (August 30, 2013) — Recovery has offered Iowans little respite from the challenges of diminished job security and widening inequality, the annual State of Working Iowa report finds. In the 2013 issue of the report from the … Continue reading

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Nation’s working class sees stagnation

Many Americans celebrate Labor Day, a federal holiday since 1894, as the symbolic end of summer. While often regarded as a day for barbecues, cookouts, family trips and parades, Labor Day observes the strength, hard work and dedication of America’s … Continue reading

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Labor History September 4

September 04: Twelve thousand New York tailors strike over sweatshop conditions (1894); More than 140 attendees at a benefit for a civil rights group are injured in the “Peekskill Riots” in Peekskill, N.Y.  The victims were among the 20,000 people … Continue reading

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Howard Dean Says He’s Not Running For President ‘For Now’, Shares Thoughts On Health Care

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean made waves when he spoke at an AFL-CIO conference in Iowa last month. Gov. Dean also has another speech scheduled for September 23 at the Saint Anselm College New Hampshire Institute of Politics. The speaking … Continue reading

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Cedar Rapids and Waterloo Labor Videos

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Iowa View: Nation’s working class sees stagnation

Many Americans celebrate Labor Day, a federal holiday since 1894, as the symbolic end of summer. While often regarded as a day for barbecues, cookouts, family trips and parades, Labor Day observes the strength, hard work and dedication of America’s … Continue reading

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One hot topic for Labor Day: Wages

The American worker was celebrated Monday, but much of discussion on the Labor Day holiday and in recent days focused on wages. Five days after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have … Continue reading

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3 minutes with Danny Homan

While you’re out enjoying the holiday weekend, take a moment to think about the police and firefighters, sanitation and construction workers who made our communities good places to live. The AFSCME Iowa Council 61 represents 40,000 public employees in the … Continue reading

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A Major Win for Home Care Providers and Their Consumers in Iowa

BY DANNY HOMAN  |  SEPTEMBER 03, 2013 A powerful bipartisan alliance of AFSCME Iowa Council 61 home care providers and Iowa consumers scored a major victory this month, preserving a program that allows those who need care to work directly with individual … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2013 around Iowa

Quad Cities Cedar Falls Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier: http://wcfcourier.com/business/local/working-families-gather-to-celebrate-labor-day/article_989f48aa-147c-11e3-b86e-0019bb2963f4.html   KWWL: http://www.kwwl.com/story/23321883/2013/09/03/black-hawk-union-council-celebrates-labor-day-with-annual-picnic   KCRG: http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Picnics-Honor-Iowa-Workers-this-Labor-Day-222052361.html   Courier: http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/unions-labor-day-picnic-set-for-monday-at-gateway/article_be1feb71-0e99-5043-865c-30c6411096a1.html   Cedar Rapids   CBS2/Fox28: http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/labor-day-cookout-celebrates-unions-contributions-middle-class-21499.shtml   KCRG: http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Labor-Union-Membership-Still-Down-on-Another-Labor-Day-222090731.html   Des Moines   Register: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130902/NEWS/309020043/Union-membership-numbers-Iowa-shrink   Register (Op-ed from CLC Pres) http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130902/OPINION01/309020030/0/NEWS02/?odyssey=nav|head   … Continue reading

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