Daily Archives: November 15, 2016

Iowa cost of living report: Child assistance program needs cushion

Cliff effect’ needs to be cut, Iowa Policy Project says CEDAR RAPIDS — With the topic of minimum wage in the Iowa spotlight, a new report argues that simply raising the pay for Iowans isn’t enough. The third and final … Continue reading

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Still here to boost Iowans and fight spin. Our work — together — starts right away!

We are as dismayed as anyone when facts are distorted by angry and empty slogans to defeat dedicated public servants or block good public policy. We saw that this week. When your shock subsides and the smoke clears, you’ll see … Continue reading

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Ballot set for Iowa Senate special election

The ballot is set ahead of a Dec. 27 special electionto fill a vacant Iowa Senate seat. Democrats on Thursday nominated Jim Lykam, who is from Davenport and currently serves in the Iowa House of Representatives. Lykam will face Republican Mike Gonzales, … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 16 A county judge in Punxsutawney, Pa., grants an injunction requested by the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Co. forbidding strikers from speaking to strikebreakers, posting signs declaring a strike is in progress, or even singing hymns. Union leaders termed the … Continue reading

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The Grim Future Of Labor Under Trump

As our nation slowly awakens from its Trump-induced coma, we begin to contemplate what the next four years will mean for our most important issues. For workers, and anyone who cares about inequality, the prospects are terrifying. It is standard … Continue reading

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