Daily Archives: October 4, 2013

Rally calls for increase in minimum wage

By Alison Sullivan, The Gazette  IOWA CITY – About 80 people clad in red shirts and wielding colorful signs marched Thursday on the Pedestrian Mall, chanting over and over, ‘Can’t survive on $7.25.’ Local workers and supporters at the rally … Continue reading

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Labor History this weekend

Today’s Labor History October 04: Work begins on the carving of Mt. Rushmore, a task 400 craftsmen would eventually complete in 1941. Despite the dangerous nature of the project, not one worker died (1927); President Truman orders the U.S. Navy … Continue reading

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8 Things You Need to Know About the Shutdown

Seth D. Michaels   This post originally appeared at Working America. In case you haven’t heard, the government shut down [Tuesday morning] as Congress failed to pass a “continuing resolution” to keep it operating. You’ll hear a lot of people … Continue reading

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Des Moines’ at-large council candidates to face off at forum next week

Des Moines voters will have a chance to hear from candidates for an at-large seat on the city council and ask questions next Wednesday during a forum hosted by Northeast Neighbors. Incumbent Skip Moore, 59, 3822 E. 28th St., is … Continue reading

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