Daily Archives: June 18, 2014

Harkin, Eight Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Overtime Protections for American Workers

  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with eight Senate Democrats, introduced legislation to restore overtime protections for low- and mid-wage salaried workers. The Restoring Overtime Pay for Working … Continue reading

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Labor: Raising Wages Central to Improving Economic Outlook for Working Families

  (June 18, 2014 Washington, D.C.) – In the lead up to the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday, labor unions and worker organizations are highlighting the need to raise wages as key to improving the lives of … Continue reading

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Lee County Locator Class another success

We had another successful Locator class tonight! 41 kids went through the program and were taught First Aid, Fire Safety, Drug Awareness, Gun Safety, and Self Defense. All the children were fingerprinted and photographed for their ID Kit and given … Continue reading

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Iowa City center fights restaurant chain for woman’s wages

For nearly a year and a half, Kossiwa Agbenowassi spent her nights inside a Coralville restaurant — a one-woman cleaning crew who scrubbed the bathrooms, dining room and kitchen from top to bottom. But nearly 10 months since her last … Continue reading

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Branstad pursuing personal agenda with appointments

A new report by Progress Iowa found that 1 out of 6 of Gov. Terry Branstad’s appointees were campaign donors. This demonstrates a level of backroom-style deal-making that I think most Iowans thought was not a part of our state’s … Continue reading

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Bringing Jobs and Workers to Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – While the goal is to bring more jobs to the state to keep Iowans here, and attract out-of-state talent as well, the answer starts with the corporations and environment that’s already in Iowa. Ken Sager … Continue reading

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Labor Hisory

June 19 Eight-hour work day adopted for federal employees – 1912 AFL President Sam Gompers and Secretary of War Newton Baker sign an agreement establishing a three-member board of adjustment to control wages, hours and working conditions for construction workers … Continue reading

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