Daily Archives: March 12, 2014

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Expansion of Overtime Pay

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Expansion of Overtime Pay March 12, 2014  President Obama’s anticipated proposal to expand overtime protection for hard-working families is an important step towards raising wages, creating jobs and lifting the economic tide for … Continue reading

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Braley Moves to Combat Senior Scams That Use Deceptive Caller ID Numbers

Mar 12, 2014 Congressman stands up against anti-spoofing schemes that target unsuspecting seniors by championing Anti-Spoofing Act Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today announced his sponsorship of the bipartisan Anti-Spoofing Act, a bill that would prohibit deceptive caller … Continue reading

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REPUBLICANS IGNORE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING

  Des Moines, Iowa – After ignoring state law and local school officials for over a month, House Republicans again refused to take action on school funding today.     “We’ve set high expectations for our schools and students but … Continue reading

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Trumka on Minimum Wage Video

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Postal Unions Form Alliance

Declaration Promises Joint Efforts APWU Web News Article #049-14, March 11, 2014 Declaring that “the U.S. Postal Service is under unprecedented attack,” the presidents of the four postal unions have formed a historic alliance to fight back. “A congressionally-manufactured financial … Continue reading

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“From Poverty to Opportunity: How a Fair Minimum Wage Helps Working Families Succeed”

Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) At the HELP Committee Hearing:   “From Poverty to Opportunity: How a Fair Minimum Wage Helps Working Families Succeed”   *As Prepared for Delivery*   “In his State of the Union address this year, … Continue reading

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Labor History

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March 13 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel. The newspaper was quoting a typesetter while reporting on replacement workers who had agreed to work for two-thirds … Continue reading

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