Daily Archives: June 24, 2014

Anti-Branstad pin message ‘abundantly clear,’ union says

Iowa’s largest public employee union says it’s their right to wear a pin uncomplimentary to the state’s governor; state disagrees. The message behind a pin that is uncomplimentary to Gov. Terry Branstad is clear, and it’s the legal right of … Continue reading

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Des Moines firefighter union presses for more staff

Union leaders who have found a new ally on the Des Moines City Council are stepping up their pressure on Fire Chief John TeKippe and city officials to hire more firefighters. Since the March election of City Councilman Joe Gatto, … Continue reading

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What are U.S. workers missing?

Visiting other counties can mean drinking coffee in cafes, museums, night life and relaxing next to the sea. The best trips also include conversations with people from these lands. I just taught a class in Romania and then visited Scandinavia … Continue reading

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Watching Iowa jobs: Don’t miss the deficit

Iowa’s up-again, down-again job picture is looking up again, at least for now. The May numbers from the state show an increase of 6,200 jobs. Coming on the heels of a 3,700 increase in April, this marks the first two-month … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 25 More than 8,000 people attend the dedication ceremony for The Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Chicago, honoring those framed and executed for the bombing at Haymarket Square on May 4, 1886 – 1893 (Inventory of American Labor Landmarks: The … Continue reading

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