Daily Archives: September 21, 2015

Judge: Branstad can be sued for mental-hospital closure

Democratic legislators and the leader of the state workers’ union have the right to sue Gov. Terry Branstad over his closure of two state mental hospitals, a judge has ruled. Branstad ordered in January that the state mental hospitals at … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO President Trumka Welcomes Pope Francis, Message of Progress for Working People

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the arrival of Pope Francis to the United States and his message of progress and justice for working people: Pope Francis’ arrival is a watershed moment for working people in the United States … Continue reading

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To honor Labor Day, protect laborers

On Labor Day a guest column by Rod Blum appeared in The Gazette. He said little about what Labor Day truly stands for — who created, fought, bled and yes even died to have this National Holiday for ALL working … Continue reading

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Solon’s minimum wage vote is unprecedented

Johnson County became the first place in Iowa to raise its minimum wage above $7.25/hour. This November the minimum wage will rise to $8.20. In November 2016, it will rise to $9.15 and in November 2017, $10.10. Recently, the Solon … Continue reading

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