Daily Archives: October 2, 2015

Don’t take talkers’ comments at face value

The shameless way the public debate can be distorted never ends. Case in point: discussion about the minimum wage. If you were in Eastern Iowa this morning listening to Simon Conway’s program on WMT-AM radio, you would not have an … Continue reading

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Dubuque Working Families Summit

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Quick changes to Iowa Medicaid are reckless

Iowa Senate Democrats blog updates Many Iowans are expressing concern about Governor Branstad’s unilateral decision to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. If fully implemented, the Governor’s decision would have negative impacts on Iowa’s most vulnerable citizens and Iowa’s healthcare providers. We … Continue reading

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Rally celebrates one month until first of three Johnson County wage increases

IOWA CITY — Workers, community members, and justice officials met in the Iowa Pedestrian Mall to celebrate Johnson County’s minimum wage increase ordinance Thursday. Ralliers held signs and chanted into megaphones “No one should be working poor” to support the … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 03 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. – 1932 The Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding … Continue reading

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