Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

The Rich Get Richer

Top Incomes in Iowa, 1917-2011 AN IPP POLICY SNAPSHOT By Colin Gordon February 19, 2014 IPP Snapshot (3 pages, PDF) Note: The interactive versions of Figures 1 and 2 below offer extra sorting of data to better understand the issue, by … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On the Gap Increasing Wages and the Question of Walmart

February 20, 2014   Gap’s announcement that it will raise its own minimum wage to $9.00 an hour in 2014 and $10 an hour next year represents a major victory by working people in their growing campaign to raise wages … Continue reading

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2014 State of Iowa AFL-CIO Community Services Conference

Hosted By the Hawkeye Labor Council To be held at The Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids, Iowa April 30th – May 2nd   Registration Form Receipt/Acknowledgement will NOT be sent – Please Keep Copy of Completed Form for Your … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 21 A state law was enacted in California providing the 8-hour day for most workers, but it was not effectively enforced – 1868 Transportation-Communication Employees Union merges with Brotherhood of Railway, Airline & Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express & … Continue reading

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