Daily Archives: July 25, 2013

SUPPORT THE LARGE RETAILER ACCOUNTABILITY ACT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

  AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement                                                   Washington, D.C.                                                    July 25, 2013   On July 10, 2013, the Washington, D.C. City Council stood strong for working families when it passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which would require retailers … Continue reading

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Iowa View: A higher minimum wage is good for all of us

By Senator Tom Harkin Today marks four years since minimum-wage workers last got a raise. The current minimum wage — just $7.25 per hour — is a poverty wage, even for many full-time workers. And this has consequences for all … Continue reading

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A CALL FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

   AFL-CIO Executive Council Statement                                                                                                                        Washington, D.C.                                                                                                                                      July 25, 2013    The labor movement gains its strength from our common belief that all people have intrinsic value and deserve dignity as their birthright, and that … Continue reading

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Rally for Immigration Saturday

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Senator Harkin on “Ed Show” Saturday

  It’s not every day that we get to fight for something when it comes to Social Security benefits. But thanks to Senators Tom Harkin and Mark Begich, and our friends at Social Security Works, Democracy for America, and the … Continue reading

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Steve King not speaking for all Iowa

“Polls have shown that a majority of Iowans are in favor of immigration reform, even a majority of those in Congressman King’s district support the effort to fix our broken immigration system.  Iowans clearly want to see immigration reform finally addressed, … Continue reading

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