Daily Archives: January 24, 2017

Slowest job pace since Great Recession

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Jan. 24, 2017) — A slight increase in December snapped a three-month string of payroll job losses in Iowa, leaving the state with its slowest year of job growth since the Great Recession. The unemployment rate fell … Continue reading

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Veterans and Federal Hiring Freeze

We’re not even a week into the Trump Administration and veterans are already feeling the pain. Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that freezes hiring of federal workers. The federal government is the largest employer of US military veterans … Continue reading

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Deappropriations – What Got Us Here

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Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee Date: January 23, 2017 Re: Deappropriations – What Got Us Here Over the last six years, legislative Republicans have touted budget “principles” in an effort to convince Iowans they are responsible … Continue reading

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Democratic Leader: Contact Republican Senators about budget cuts

January 23, 2017 Senate Staff Blog, Education, Health care, Issues, Safer communities 0 Senate Democratic Leader Rob Hogg is urging Iowans to contact Republican Senators this week about their proposals for major mid-year budget cuts and the defunding of Planned … Continue reading

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Obradovich: Women’s march was huge. But now what?

It takes a heart more jaded than mine to look at the photographs of the Women’s March in Washington and cities around the country, including Des Moines, and not be impressed by the sheer size of the crowds. As a … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor Quote: Tefere Gebre

“It doesn’t matter if you came in bondage as a slave into this country or you came generations ago as Eastern European to build cities like Chicago or New York. Or you were Chinese and built railroads in this country. … Continue reading

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‘Are we living in Nazi Germany?’ Good question, Mr. President

Disinformation is defined as the dissemination of “intentionally false or misleading information.” Not surprisingly, the word seems to have been coined in Russia — as “dezinformatsiya” — in the 1920s when the government’s State Political Directorate, which evolved into the … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 25 Sojourner Truth addresses first Black Women’s Rights convention – 1851 The Sheet Metal Workers Int’l Association (SMWIA) is founded in Toledo, Ohio, as the Tin, Sheet Iron and Cornice Workers’ Int’l Association – 1888 Two hundred miners are … Continue reading

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For One Day, At Least, Team Bernie Is Okay With Trump

Donald Trump found himself an unlikely cheerleader on his third day in the Oval Office: Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Socialist who for months called Trump every name in the book. That’s because Trump signed an executive order withdrawing from … Continue reading

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