Daily Archives: August 24, 2015

Make It Work campaign spreads word about gender pay gap

Lemonade was on hand Saturday for fairgoers to not only quench their thirst, but to learn about the gender pay gap in America. The Make It Work campaign set up shop west of the fairgrounds on East Walnut Street and … Continue reading

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THINGS OF DRY HOURS

Please plan to come to the Twin Cities to see “Things of Dry Hours” and visit the East Side Freedom Library while you’re at it.   PM THURS, FRI, SAT AND 2:00 PM SUNDAYS (POST-SHOW DISCUSSION FOLLOWING ALL SUNDAY MATINEES … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Strong month carries caution

Sharp rise in July nonfarm jobs, jobless rate up to 3.8 percent IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa nonfarm jobs rose by 8,100 in July following a downward revision for June, as the state unemployment rate rose to 3.8 percent, according … Continue reading

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Senator calls on new Secretary of State to reject new voter suppression efforts

Action needed in light of disappointing decision by federal agency  DES MOINES — A key state senator today called on Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate to formally pledge not to use federal funds for any future voter purge effort … Continue reading

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Shell businesses

RESHONDA YOUNG WATERLOO — As a small business owner, I know my reputation is associated with both the quality of the products and services I provide and the way I do business. My customers know who I am and that … Continue reading

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Worker Wins Update: Union Support and Union Numbers on the Rise

WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.   More Americans are Backing Worker Efforts to Speak Out: According to a new Gallup poll released last … Continue reading

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Great teachers are key to student achievement

Iowa is among the first states to create a teacher leadership system designed to boost student achievement, increase teaching expertise and raise the status of the teaching profession. Research shows a correlation between a school’s ability to keep good teachers … Continue reading

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98 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day, to many simply a marker of summers end, is actually one of the most important holidays, not just for the world of unions, but for all American working people. The day celebrates the many rights we have come … Continue reading

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A forum to unite, not radicalize immigration debate

Apparently I chose the perfect time to help launch a civil, nonpartisan immigration forum. More than ever it seems like we desperately need a sane space to hash out these issues. For a nation built by immigrants, this cuts to … Continue reading

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GUEST OPINION: Iowa has a long history as a welcoming place that values equality, families, and human rights

By Erica Johnson08/24/15 Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free- This caucus season, we Iowans find ourselves at the epicenter of a national discussion about the intersection of immigration policy, race, families, and the … Continue reading

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Join us on Tuesday, August 25th to protest Governor Terry Branstad installing a reflecting pool at the Governor’s mansion while cutting education and mental health services!

Join us on Tuesday, August 25th to protest Governor Terry Branstad installing a reflecting pool at the Governor’s mansion while cutting education and mental health services! While the Governor was vetoing money for K-12 education, mental health institutes, and our … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 24 The Gatling Gun Co.—manufacturers of an early machine gun—writes to B&O Railroad Co. President John W. Garrett during a strike, urging their product be purchased to deal with the “recent riotous disturbances around the country.” Says the company: … Continue reading

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