Daily Archives: April 15, 2014

Iowa CEOs are Paid 30 Times More Than Average Worker, and over 70 Times More than a Minimum Wage Worker

For Immediate Release:                                                  Contact: Lance Coles, 515-669-8046                                                                                                   lance@iowaaflcio.org       2014 Executive PayWatch exposes high paid CEOs in the low wage economy       www.PayWatch.org       (Iowa, April 15 2014) – According to … Continue reading

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Political Fallout

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AFL-CIO Joins Coalition of Leading Businesses to Headline Infrastructure Week 2014

  Washington, D.C.—The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions representing 12.5 million Americans today joined the Infrastructure Week 2014 Steering Committee. This important committee of leading business groups is leading the charge to build awareness and educate the public … Continue reading

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Cost of Living in Iowa

FRIENDS: Today we put out the second installment of our Cost of Living in Iowa report, which found 1 in 6 Iowa households do not make what is needed for a basic-needs household budget (3 out of 5 single-parent households). … Continue reading

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Something Everyone Should Know on Tax Day

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Polk County Dems Honor Kerry Bowen

2013 Volunteer of the Year Award – I am very pleased and excited to announce the recipient of the award this year will be Kerry Bowen. Thank you to everyone who participated in choosing Kerry by sending in so many … 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 … Continue reading

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Tax Day Protests in Iowa Over Government Spending

Public News Service – IA | April 2014 | Download audio ·  Budget Policy & Priorities ·  Civic Engagement ·  Hunger/Food/Nutrition ·  Peace   PHOTO: As residents across Iowa race to beat the midnight tax deadline, protesters are hitting the … Continue reading

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Iowa City Fed Meeting

  Dear Brother or Sister, Please make every effort to join us at the monthly meeting of the Iowa City Federation of Labor.  It is important that you are there.  Help us shape the future and… Join Us For Our … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 16 Employers lock out 25,000 New York City garment workers in a dispute over hiring practices. The Int’l Ladies’ Garment Workers Union calls a general strike; after 14 weeks, 60,000 strikers win union recognition and the contractual right to … Continue reading

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