Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the Need for a ‘Strong Army’ to Advance Economic Justice and Civil Rights

It was raining on the day that Echol Cole and Robert Walker died while working for the Memphis Sanitation Department. Denied access to the employee break room, Cole and Walker were forced to shelter from the rainbehind a malfunctioning city truck, … Continue reading

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Training in skilled trades making comeback in Iowa schools

Zachary Hageman moves through the almost-done luxury apartments near downtown Des Moines and points to the studs and wiring, the drywall and cabinets. The 18-year-old is part of the cleanup crew, an entry-level position that’s part of a new school program … Continue reading

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Iowa On Another Wild Goose Chase With Tax Incentives – Iowa Starting Line

The State of Iowa is again chasing a major employer for more jobs using massive tax incentives.  The lure of 4,000 automobile manufacturing jobs with a new Toyota plant has Iowa Economic Development officials salivating to compete with Texas and Mississippi … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Booker T. Washington “You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him” August 21 Slave revolt led by Nat Turner begins in Southampton County, Va. – 1831 August 22 Five flight attendants form the … Continue reading

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