Daily Archives: March 5, 2013

Joined By Business Leaders and Workers, Sen. Harkin, Rep. Miller Unveil Bill to Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10

Introduction of Bill Comes Three Weeks After President Obama Highlighted Increasing the Minimum Wage in His State of the Union Address Increasing the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Would Increase GDP by Nearly $33 Billion and Generate 140,000 New Jobs Over … Continue reading

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IPP POLICY BRIEF Minimum Wage: Off the Pace Again

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  Five Years Past Increase, Buying Power Eats Through Wage Floor By Heather Gibney Once upon a time, not so long ago, Iowa was among the leading states with its minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for non-tipped workers.  That … Continue reading

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100 Days to Fix What Wall Street Broke

Jackie Tortora Wall Street wrecked the economy and banks are still refusing to work with people who are trying to stay in their homes. The Campaign for a Fair Settlement, along with other partners, is calling on President Obama over … Continue reading

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Working America: Wealth Inequality Is Much Worse Than You Think (and Congress Just Made It Worse)

First thing you need to do is watch the video , by YouTube user politizane. We’ll wait. OK, finished? Great. I’m sure you’re mind is a little blown. Sure, you knew inequality was bad, and maybe you’d even seen some of … Continue reading

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Branstad agency to pay consultants up to $40k to help develop alternative to Medicaid expansion

4:00 PM, Mar 1, 2013 | by Tony Leys | Des Moines Register ·         Iowa’s Department of Human Resources has hired two consulting companies to help develop an alternative to expanding the state’s Medicaid program. The companies, Milliman Inc. and … Continue reading

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Latham is this how you want to be remembered

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U.S. Department of Labor Celebrates 100 Years of Helping American Workers

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor is celebrating its centennial anniversary. For the past 100 years, the Department of Labor has worked to promote and advance the interests of families, workers, job seekers and retirees of the United States. While … Continue reading

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Labor’s Turnaround The AFL-CIO has a plan to save the movement.

As I waited outside the AFL-CIO’s closed-door executive council meeting on Tuesday at a hotel near Disney World, I recalled a conversation at another AFL-CIO meeting some 35 years ago. The Democratic Socialist leader of the machinists union, William “Wimpy” Winpisinger, … Continue reading

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