Daily Archives: November 22, 2017

The Postal Banking Solution

Bluff, New Zealand is the southernmost inhabited city in the Eastern Hemisphere. The post office there looks over the Foveaux Strait — if you were to sail south from the harbor, the next landmass you’d encounter would be Antarctica. Fewer … Continue reading

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Message of the Day—Lots to be Thankful For

Approval of labor unions is the highest since 2003. Working family candidates had a big Election Day. Labor apprenticeship programs are helping women and people of color climb the ladder to better jobs. Working people continue to win organizing and contract campaigns from coast to … Continue reading

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IOWA NOW DEAD LAST IN GDP GROWTH UNDER ALL-REPUBLICAN CONTROL

Very bad news this week for both Governor Kim Reynolds and the Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported the second quarter economic growth by state (GDP). Iowa’s economic growth was a negative .7%, dead last … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Clara Lemlich, a 19-year old garment worker in New York City. On November 22, 1909, after sitting through two hours of speeches by men warning about the dangers of striking, Lemlich (right) took over the podium and said: “I … Continue reading

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