Daily Archives: January 24, 2014

Gender Wage Gap for Union Members is Half the Size of Non-Union Workers’ Gap

  Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data on union membership for 2013. The following is a quote from Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security at the National Women’s Law Center: “Women’s union membership held steady … Continue reading

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AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61: THE RESIDENTS OF SUNNYCREST AND DUBUQUE COUNTY TAXPAYERS DESERVE BETTER

DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding information that was reported in today’s Dubuque Telegraph-Herald (http://goo.gl/i9ybss) regarding Health Dimensions Group, which has a contract pending before the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors: … Continue reading

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Photos of South Slope Press Conference

More Photos from the South Slope Press Conference By Tracy Leone

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South Slope union hosting a ‘Save Our Co-op Rally’

With contract negotiations lingering between management at North Liberty’s South Slope Cooperative Communications and Communications Workers of America officials, union members are hoping a rally might bring a conclusion nearer. South Slope members, employees and community members are invited to … Continue reading

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Employees, customers call out SOS: Save Our South Slope

NORTH LIBERTY (KWWL) – South Slope Cooperative Communications has been around eastern Iowa for more than 50 years. Today, the company helps provide telephone, TV, and internet services, mostly to rural areas of Linn and Johnson counties. “One thing that … Continue reading

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Community for fair wages and to stop wage theft

Work is considered the salvation from poverty. In an economy where we see a growing gap between rich and poor, it’s more important than ever that work come with dignity and livable wages. While Congress sits on a federal minimum … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 24 Krueger Cream Ale, the first canned beer, goes on sale in Richmond, Va. Pabst was the second brewer in the same year to sell beer in cans, which came with opening instructions and the suggestion: “cool before serving” … Continue reading

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