Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

Harkin Applauds Administration Action to Strengthen Overtime Pay Protections

    Directive mirrors Harkin effort in the Rebuild America Act of 2012   WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in response to the news … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Reducing Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenses

March 13, 2014    Attorney General Holder has made a thoughtful and progressive decision to endorse a plan that would reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenses and address the issue of mass incarceration.    For too long in America, we … Continue reading

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Iowa mom shares ‘hard choices’ left by minimum wage

The school attended by Alicia McCrary’s 11-year-old son had a ski trip last month, and he wanted to go. “In order to do that, I would not have been able to pay the bills, so I had to tell him … Continue reading

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My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor

Joseph Williams Mar 11 2014, 11:50 AM ET 25 inShare More Reuters My plunge into poverty happened in an instant. I never saw it coming. Then again, there was no reason to feel particularly vulnerable. Two years ago, I was … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 14 Fabled railroad engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones born in southeast Missouri. A member of the Railroad Engineers, he was the sole fatality in a wreck near Vaughan, Miss., on April 29, 1900. His skill and heroics prevented many … Continue reading

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