Daily Archives: September 2, 2016

Iowa holds special place in labor history

Labor Day has a long and storied history in the United States. Its origins lie in the great labor strikes of the 19th century and the search by workers for recognition and dignity. Workers first claimed May 1 as a labor “holiday,” … Continue reading

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Labor Day Events

September 3: John L Lewis Labor Festival. Lucas Iowa. All Day September 4: Local Union Musicians Play. Iowa City, at the Mill. 3 PM to 7:30 PM. September 5 – Labor Day Events Cedar Rapids – Labor Day Picnic. 11 … Continue reading

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Labor Day’s real meaning

Roberta Lynch Get the grills going! Stock up on beer and burgers! Labor Day is here and most of us will be heading out to picnic with friends and family. We‘ll salute the passing of another summer and note, however … Continue reading

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O’Malley, Judge urge Iowans to vote for progressives at 2nd annual Corn Feed

The second annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed featured speeches from Democratic Iowa congressional candidates, an appearance from former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and, obviously, corn. About 300 people gathered at the Simon Estes Amphitheater in downtown Des Moines on Sunday to support … Continue reading

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Missing posters of Sen. Grassley posted on Capitol’s big map

Grassley said he completed his 99th county tour Thursday in Jones County. Progress Iowa said Grassley’s hasn’t held public events in 8 of Iowa’s largest 10 counties in the past 6 years. The group released a “Fake Grassley” report last … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO and United Way – Our Salute to Labor

United Way and the labor movement go way back, a 75-year partnership that’s building stronger communities. And this year, we’ve effectively renewed our vows. To celebrate, we want to take a moment before Labor Day to share a few highlights … 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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