Daily Archives: December 23, 2013

Iowans need to ask: Why the disparity for women?

If you care about whether women have political power, you need to pay attention to the courts. That’s the message that Tulane University political science professor and author Sally Kenney, an Iowa native, had at a panel discussion Thursday on … Continue reading

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The Meaning of a Decent Society

It’s the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else. Although it’s still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million … Continue reading

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Open Discussion in West Burlington about the Future of the GE Plant

Three years ago, General Electric threatened to close its West Burlington manufacturing plant if workers didn’t agree to nearly $8 million in cuts to wages and benefits. GE also negotiated with the City of West Burlington, the State of Iowa, and … Continue reading

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Center for Worker Justice Grows

After Omer arrived in Iowa City from Sudan, he first found work through a temp agency working on a fast-paced production line at a local factory. Instead of giving him a paycheck, the agency assigned him a debit card and … Continue reading

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Expect a Short Session in 2013

Typically in election years, there is a rush to finish the legislative session quickly so that legislators can start campaigning against their challengers.  This year appears to be no exception.  The legislative session will start in January, and while the … Continue reading

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Get a Cluw

The Coalition of Labor Union Women and the Iowa Federation of Labor are looking for a few good women ( and men ). CLUW- Coalition of Labor Union Women was formed in 1974 as a national organization for union women. … Continue reading

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This Week in Labor History

December 23 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck’s Stove and Range Co. in St Louis, where the Metal Polishers were striking for a 9-hour day – 1908 Construction workers top out … Continue reading

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