Daily Archives: March 27, 2013

Getting by on $7.25 an Hour, Beans and Oatmeal

Mike Hall After President Obama called for raising the nation’s minimum wage to $9 an hour and protecting it against inflation, the struggle that millions of low-wage workers face trying to survive on the current $7.25-an-hour federal minimum wage is back on … Continue reading

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Film Night in Rock Island

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Iowa UFCW Locals Endorse Braley for Senate

Mar 26, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Locals 222, 230, 431, 440 and 1149 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) today announced their endorsement of Congressman Bruce Braley for the U.S. Senate. “We are proud to endorse Bruce Braley for Senate,” the locals … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History

Mother Jones is ordered to leave Colorado, where state authorities accuse her of “stirring up” striking coal miners (1904); U.S. Supreme Court rules that undocumented workers do not have the same rights as Americans when they are wrongly fired (2002) … Continue reading

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