Sen. Tom Harkin en A Hike in the Minimum Wage is Overdue <p>Like most Americans, I’ve worked minimum-wage jobs. As an adolescent and a young adult, I worked on a farm, in a grocery store, and for a carpenter, and co-workers weren’t all teens. A grouchy guy in his 40s who smoked unfiltered Camels and swung a hammer like it was a Stradivarius pounded nails alongside me; a single mom was head cashier, knew the supermarket better than the boss, and mothered bag boys as well as ran the register.</p><p>At each workplace, the employer would’ve paid less if they could have.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:24:36 +0000 Bill Knight 43727 at A Hike in the Minimum Wage is Overdue Sen. Harkin Touts Partnership <p>U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) says a public-private partnership is working well in southeast Iowa.</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:38:54 +0000 Jason Parrott 23184 at Sen. Harkin Touts Partnership Harkin/Grassley Visit Lee County <p>Two of Iowa&rsquo;s political heavyweights spent some time in Lee County this week.&nbsp; They used separate events to tout one of the state&rsquo;s growing industries.</p><p>U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, visits Lee County at least once a year as part of his annual 99-county tour of the state.</p><p>His counterpart, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin&rsquo;s, D-Iowa, visits are much more sporadic, which made their visits occurring at the same time rather unique.</p><p></p><p>SENATOR HARKIN VISITS FARM</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 02:55:52 +0000 Jason Parrott 19641 at Harkin/Grassley Visit Lee County