Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

ARA Update

Wall Street Journal Profiles People Affected by Failure to Expand Medicaid… The Affordable Care Act was meant to cover people in part by expanding Medicaid to workers earning up to the federal poverty line—about $11,670 for a single person; more … Continue reading

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Deere announces layoffs one day after reporting record profits

February 13, 2014 By Dar Danielson Just a day after reporting record quarterly profits, Deere and Company has announced layoffs at its combine plant in the Quad Cities.  Company spokesman, Ken Golden, says about 120 jobs will be cut at … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 14 Western Federation of Miners strike for 8-hour day – 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt creates the Department of Commerce and Labor. It was divided into two separate government departments ten years later – 1903 Jimmy Hoffa born in Brazil, … Continue reading

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