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Airport lobbyist: Federal help for Des Moines’ cash-short terminal project will...

The most critical piece of Des Moines International Airport’s remaining funding for a new terminal will have to wait until the new Congress is...

State: Iowa’s economy sees first positive signs since pandemic started

Iowa’s economy in July showed some of its first signs of positive movement since the coronavirus pandemic started, but still is fighting bearish indicators,...

Labor Day celebrates earning a living, but remember what work really...

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on U.S. employment is dire. Economists estimate that 1 in 5 workers have lost their jobs. As a...

The labor-busting law firms and consultants that keep Google, Amazon and...

American companies have been very successful at preventing their workers from organizing into unions in recent decades, one of the reasons unionization in the...

Where will Iowa’s economic recovery leave workers?

The coronavirus has changed the way we work, in many cases forever. The pandemic has also brought into sharp focus the powerless state of...

What the CDC eviction ban means for tenants and landlords: 6...

Editor’s note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order on Sept. 1 banning evictions of people who lost work as a...

Why police unions are not part of the American labor movement

In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, news reports have suggested that police unions bear some...

U.S. unemployment data fail to capture COVID-19’s full impact – here’s...

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed dangerous weaknesses in America’s aging public data system. In one of the greatest jobs crises in the past 100...

Iowa’s rural areas look to stronger economies as businesses shift during...

The coronavirus pandemic has shown the strength of remote working and online marketing in new efforts that may help rural development, speakers at the...

Store clerk is jobless after wearing a shirt that says, ‘No...

An Iowa store clerk frustrated with people’s refusal to wear protective face masks quit his job after showing up for work in a shirt...
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