Daily Archives: February 19, 2014

Harkin: The Economic Case for Raising the Minimum Wage Outweighs Criticisms

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) issued the following statement today following the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report regarding the minimum wage and its impact on the economy.  Harkin is Chairman of the … Continue reading

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Q-C Area Labor-Management Council adds new board

The Quad-City Area Management Council has elected new board members. They are J.D. Bowlin, Kraft Foods; Lauren Loftin, United Auto Worker Local 1865; Bradley Morris, Deere & Company; Efrain Jimenez, United Food & Commercial Worker Local 1546; and Brad Greve, … Continue reading

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Report: Minimum wage increase would help Iowa economy

A new report from a liberal activist group released today shows that a minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour would add about $270 million to the state’s economy. The report, released by Progress Iowa and the Center for American … Continue reading

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Give Iowa Workers a Raise

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STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE FILE 2261   An Act relating to wage and salary rates for certain public officials Introduced February 17, 2014 Representatives Anderson, Jacoby, Kearns, Gaskill, Hanson, Hunter, Kajtazovic, Wolfe and I have introduced a bill … Continue reading

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IFL Legislative Conference Photos

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New Poll: Strong Support for Raising Wages in 2014 Battleground States

  Gains for Candidates Who Support Critical Issue View the Poll http://bit.ly/McBmJn   “Politicians who ignore the surging interest in raising wages do so at their own peril”   (Houston, TX, February 19, 2014) – Voters in five diverse, politically … Continue reading

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NUHAWKS Trivia Night

Saturday, February 22, 2014 Linn County Democrats Trivia Night, Presented by the NUHAWKS. 10 Rounds of Suspense and Action-Packed Play! See Details, PDF Flyer Join the Linn County Democrats and the NUHAWKS for the First Time Ever LCDCC Trivia Night … Continue reading

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AFGE President Cox Reelected Chair of AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council

  Labor organization advocates for former military members WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. has been reelected chair of the AFL-CIO’s Union Veterans Council. Cox was reelected by acclamation Feb. 17 during a … Continue reading

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Grievance Procedure At Work

By Robert Cale: The Can Opener               Many of us know Blaine Martin on first shift Flex Can manufacturing. A quiet, stoic, and hardworking man who comes to work each day, does his job and does it well. The type … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 20 Rally for unemployed becomes major confrontation in Philadelphia, 18 arrested for demanding jobs – 1908 Thousands of women march to New York’s City Hall demanding relief from exorbitant wartime food prices. Inflation had wiped out any wage gains … Continue reading

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