Daily Archives: July 1, 2014

Low-Wage Villain of the Week: The NCAA July 1, 2014

In our new regular feature, we’ll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages for all or some Americans. In this series, we’re going to look past the … Continue reading

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Wage theft: an Iowa disgrace

It might seem hard to believe, but some Iowa employers are regularly stealing from their employees. It’s a problem in Johnson County and across Iowa. A recent report suggests that unscrupulous Iowa employers are robbing Iowa workers of $600 million … Continue reading

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Labor History

  July 02 The first Walmart store opens in Rogers, Ark.  By 2014 the company had 10,000 stores in 27 countries, under 71 different names, employing more than 2 million people.  It is known in the U.S. and most of … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on The State of Immigration Reform

July 1, 2014 John Boehner has acknowledged that the Republican House of Representatives will not hold a vote on the bipartisan Senate immigration bill. Responsibility for the historic failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform lies squarely, completely and embarrassingly at … Continue reading

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