Daily Archives: March 27, 2014

New Study Confirms 4.1 Million African Americans Would Benefit from a Minimum Wage Increase

Click here to view the report       (Washington, DC, March 27, 2014) – A new study conducted by the AFL-CIO confirms 4,123,000 African American workers would benefit if the federal minimum wage were increased to $10.10 per hour. … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Celebrating College Athletes Players Association’s Victory at the NLRB

March 27, 2014 Yesterday’s decision is great news for the Northwestern football players and all college athletes.  It affirms the basic principle that people who work hard deserve fair treatment.  It’s that simple, whether on a playing field or anywhere … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Report “NAFTA at 20” Sums Up Trade Deals’ Impact

  (Washington, DC) The AFL-CIO today issued a report, NAFTA at 20, which summarizes the unfortunate experiences of workers in Mexico, Canada and the United States in the twenty years following passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). … Continue reading

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Trumka: Bare minimum is not enough

A raise is just the first step. Falling real wages is at the heart of what is wrong today. (Photo: Richard Drew, AP) SHARE 3 CONNECT 3 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE The U.S. Senate will begin debate soon on Sen. Tom … Continue reading

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Taxes 101: The Seven Things You Must Know About Taxes

Your Federal Income Tax Receipt    Download PDF Version 1. You are an investor in our nation and your tax dollars come back to your community Your taxes fund health care programs, clean drinking water, education, the national weather service, … Continue reading

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He didn’t Know!

By Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor He didn’t know there were problems at the Iowa Juvenile home. He didn’t know his driver was speeding while he was in the car. He didn’t know veterans were being mistreated at … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 28 Members of Gas House Workers’ Union Local 18799 begin what is to become a 4-month recognition strike against the Laclede Gas Light Co. in St. Louis. The union later said the strike was the first ever against a … Continue reading

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