Daily Archives: January 28, 2014

A Tale of Two Job Markets in 2013

Iowa JobWatch — January 2014 Issued Tuesday, January 28, 2014   IOWA CITY, Iowa (January 28, 2014) — Iowa nonfarm jobs dropped in December — the third decline in five months — while the unemployment rate fell to a post-recession … Continue reading

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Proposal to Raise Tip Wages Resisted

  By STEVEN GREENHOUSE      JAN. 26, 2014 E Tom Boucher, who owns seven restaurants in New Hampshire, said a wage increase would reduce the number of waiters each restaurant employed. Cheryl Senter for The New York Times Nearly 50 years ago, … Continue reading

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The “State of the Union” Includes Growing Income Inequality –

January 28, 2014   DES MOINES, Iowa – President Obama gives his State of the Union speech tonight, and part of the address is expected to focus on income inequality. The gap between the richest Americans and the poorest is … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 29 Responding to unrest among Irish laborers building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, President Andrew Jackson orders first use of American troops to suppress a labor dispute – 1834 Six thousand railway workers strike for a union and the … Continue reading

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