Daily Archives: September 6, 2013

Labor Day Photos from around Iowa

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Labor Day Means More Than Just a Parade

Ola Greer has been living in East Moline her entire life. Her first time at the annual Labor Day parade was 20-years ago and she says it’s been a family tradition ever since. “It’s been years ever since my kids … 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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Working for Low Wages

52 days of work for a nearby logistics company was an eye opener. In a world of constant electronic contact with smartphones and computers— via social media applications, on-line corporate media outlets and Internet discussion groups— our perceptions of society … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 06 One of the worst disasters in the history of U.S. anthracite mining occurred at the Avondale Mine, near Scranton, Pa., when a fire originating from a furnace at the bottom of a 237-foot shaft roared up the shaft, … Continue reading

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