Daily Archives: February 28, 2014

Hyatt boycotts

While the global Hyatt boycott has ended, there are a number of local Hyatts with continuing labor disputes including boycotts, which we urge you to continue to support.  Please support the workers in these hotels by continuing to boycott the … Continue reading

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Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert

U.S. Ranks Just 19th in Retirement Security WorldwideU.S. retirees are facing worse conditions for their golden years than retired workers in many other developed countries — from Canada and the United Kingdom to South Korea, CNN reports. The U.S. ranked … Continue reading

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Another View: Former Iowa congressman despairs loss of better times

Former Iowa Congressman Berkley Bedell can look back on a long life of success and service. In an ideal world, he and the rest of his generation would be able to rest easy in the knowledge that America is a … Continue reading

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Clean Line would carry wind power across Iowa

Sabre Industries in Sioux City, Iowa, has been tapped to manufacture up to 3,000 steel utility poles for a high-voltage transmission line that, if approved, would carry wind power from northwest Iowa to Illinois. The cost of the transmission project … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 01 The Granite Cutters National Union begins what is to be a successful nationwide strike for the 8-hour day. Also won: union recognition, wage increases, a grievance procedure and a minimum wage scale – 1900 Joseph Curren is born … Continue reading

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