Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

What Union Elections Can Teach Us About Handling Trump’s Lies We need to call out racist demagoguery for what it is.

By Richard Trumka Seventy-eight percent of the factual claims made by presidential candidate Donald Trump that were checked by non-partisan Polifact were “mostly false” or worse.  Their report, issued on June 29, rated more of Trump’s statements “pants on fire” … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 20 New York City newsboys, many so poor that they were sleeping in the streets, begin a 2-week strike. Several rallies drew more than 5,000 newsboys, complete with charismatic speeches by strike leader Kid Blink, who was blind in … Continue reading

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Woodbury joins other counties in proposing minimum wage increase – The Iowa Daily Democrat

Iowa Once a Leader, Now a Laggard A recent United Way study indicated that one in four households in Dakota and Woodbury County are struggling to pay for basic living expenses. Fourteen percent of households in Woodbury live below the … Continue reading

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Steve King Goes Full Racist – Says Whites Contribute Most To Civilization

When news emerged last week that Iowa CongressmanSteve King displays a Confederate flag on his desk in his official office, most had a pretty good idea why. King removed all doubt in an interview today on MSNBC. The seven-term Congressman from … Continue reading

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