Daily Archives: April 14, 2014

Q-C debates minimum wage increase

April 13, 2014 6:15 am  •  By Ed Tibbetts (14) Comments Who are the minimum wage workers? There were about 3.3 million people working at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour last year, according to the … Continue reading

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“Selling Snake Oil to the States”

  Media Reminder: ALEC’s “Rich States, Poor States” Last Methodology Stands Debunked     Washington, DC—As the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) prepares to release its 2014 version of Rich States, Poor States, Good Jobs First and the Iowa Policy … Continue reading

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Broad Coalition to Rally for Tax Fairness on Tax Day

Community, Faith & Labor groups call out question of “Who Pays vs. Who Doesn’t Pay?” and “How have big corporations and the 1% rigged the tax code to escape paying taxes?”   Des Moines, Iowa –   A broad coalition … Continue reading

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This is the moment we’ve been working so hard to get to and now, we need you!

  Tuesday April 15th Rock Island County Board Meeting Rally to Support Passage of Hope Creek Care Center Referendum Resolution! Gather at the County Building at 5:15pm 1504 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, IL Click here for the Facebook page! Click here to … Continue reading

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State workers can wear anti-governor pins, judge says

DES MOINES, Iowa — State workers can wear pins that reflect unfavorably on Iowa’s governor, an administrative law judge has ruled. The pins, distributed by a union that says it represents 40,000 public employees in Iowa, shows an unflattering black … Continue reading

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CEOs Paid 331 Times Average Worker, 774 Times Minimum Wage Worker

  2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy   www.PayWatch.org   (Washington, April 15, 2014) – While Congress has left for recess failing to fully address economic issues from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance … Continue reading

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Muscatine WIN Meeting

Our regular monthly WIN meeting is this Wednesday (always the 3rd Wednesday/month) at 6:30 pm at the Musser Library. On the agenda: 1. Meet Recorder Candidate Nancy Long and discuss her questionnaire 2. Discuss Supervisor Races 3. Strategize for Primary … Continue reading

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Reminder that we will have our regularly scheduled WIN Meeting this Thursday at 6:15 pm at the Dubuque Labor Temple.

We held an extra WIN meeting this month in order to meet all the Supervisor Candidates to make recommendations to the the Dubuque Federation of Labor. The Dubuque Federation of Labor endorsed  Donna Smith and Dave Baker for Supervisor and … Continue reading

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