Daily Archives: July 21, 2016

The Fake Grassley

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Everyone has heard of Chuck Grassley’s 99 County Tour, right? It’s hard not to, as much as he talks about it. But there’s a funny thing about that claim: most of his county events are private and not open to … Continue reading

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Iowa GOP in Cleveland dreams of a Senate grab

CLEVELAND — Talk to Iowa’s Republican convention delegation about their presidential nominee, and you might get a smattering of applause. But mention bright prospects for the Iowa GOP taking over the state Senate, and you might get a standing ovation. … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 22 Newly unionized brewery workers in San Francisco, mostly German socialists, declare victory after the city’s breweries give in to their demands for free beer, the closed shop, freedom to live anywhere (they had typically been required to live … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor Quote: Walter Reuther

Touring a new highly-automated factory, Henry Ford II asked the auto workers president “Walter, how are you going to get those robots to pay your union dues?” Reuther replied: “Henry, how are you going to get them to buy your … Continue reading

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