Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

People, not business, business of government

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“In what, then, consists the alienation of labor? First, in the fact that labor is external to the worker, i.e., that it does not belong to his nature, that therefore he does not realize himself in his work, that he … Continue reading

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Stolen Chances: Low-Wage Work and Wage Theft in Iowa

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Report, survey stress persistent problem and inaction on wage theft See PDF of this release or Full report (16 pages) or Executive summary (2 pages) IOWA CITY, Iowa (Sept. 2, 2015) — As we approach Labor Day 2015, many Iowans … Continue reading

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Wages And Private Sector Unions

As we approach Labor Day, the lockout of United Steel Workers at six Allegheny Technologies plants is a sad commentary on the state of affairs of public sector unions. “Management has locked out more than 2,000 workers in an effort to … Continue reading

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Iowa Workers Demand Rod Blum Support Pro-Worker Policies

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Iowa Workers Rally in Cedar Falls to Call on Rod Blum to Finally Support Policies that Help Iowa’s Workers   CEDAR FALLS – In advance of Labor Day, Iowa workers today joined together in Cedar Falls to call on Rod … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 03 African-American cotton pickers organize and strike in Lee County, Texas, against miserably low wages and other injustices, including a growers’ arrangement with local law enforcement to round up blacks on vagrancy charges, then force them to work off … Continue reading

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