Daily Archives: September 30, 2013

Inequality for All film opens

 Robert Reich, the economist, professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley, and former labor secretary during the Clinton administration, has teamed up with filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth to make the new documentary, Inequality for All, which opened September 27. Reich narrates the film, … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Republican Hostage Taking

  September 30, 2013    As of today, it is clear that the Republican Party and the Tea Party have become one and the same when it comes to federal fiscal policy. House Republicans have decided that they will shut … Continue reading

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Group to rally for minimum wage increase

The Center for Worker Justice in Eastern Iowa says too many Iowans are struggling to support themselves and their families on $7.25 per hour, the current state and federal minimum wage. The group, along with The Iowa City Federation of … Continue reading

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Biden: Finally, all Americans will have access to health care

I don’t expect the political debate about Obamacare to end anytime soon. Republicans in Congress are going to demonize it, run against it, do what they can to sabotage it. But come Tuesday, Americans will be able to see for … Continue reading

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Today in Labor History September 30

September 30:  A total of 29 strike leaders are charged with treason—plotting “to incite insurrection, rebellion & war against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”—for daring to strike the Carnegie Steel Co. in Homestead, Pa. Jurors refuse to convict them (1892); Seventy-year-old … Continue reading

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