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Posted on April 30, 2024 at 11:27 AM by Sean Finn

Rolling back teen driver restrictions: dangerous to teens, just to benefit employers Iowa Republicans are rolling back child labor protections...

Categories: Jobs & labor

Posted on April 25, 2024 at 1:25 PM by Sean Finn

Republicans admit the need for minimum-wage hike – but only for themselves The Iowa House in the final week of...

Categories: Jobs & labor

Posted on July 26, 2023 at 5:40 PM by Mike Owen

Riders on RAGBRAI, the annual statewide bicycle ride across Iowa sponsored by The Des Moines Register, are peddling on a...

Posted on January 30, 2022 at 2:11 PM by Mike Owen

When you have a health and safety problem that is driven by people refusing to act, for whatever reasons —...

Categories: Covid-19, Health, Jobs & labor

Posted on October 14, 2021 at 5:36 PM by David Osterberg

One day a year, climate scientists in Iowa come together to focus attention on an issue we need to confront...

Posted on July 23, 2021 at 3:41 PM by Colin Gordon

On June 12, Iowa ended its participation in federal pandemic-related unemployment programs. Those relying on the $300 dollar/week bump under...

Posted on May 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM by Mike Owen

Unemployment benefits have boosted recovery; decision latest in agenda that harms workers DES MOINES, Iowa — Common Good Iowa, a...

Categories: Covid-19, Jobs & labor

Posted on February 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM by Colin Gordon

The decision by Governor Reynolds to lift both the state’s partial face mask mandate and any remaining social distancing restrictions...

Posted on November 1, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Colin Gordon

Unemployment insurance is primarily a state responsibility but, in any severe or prolonged stretch of economic recession, the states rely...

Posted on September 29, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Peter Fisher

Food for thought for Iowa economic recovery policy choices: The vast majority of new businesses in Iowa are independent firms...

Categories: Covid-19, Jobs & labor

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