Daily Archives: August 26, 2014

Joni Ernst thinks it’s ‘ridiculous’ that there’s any federal minimum wage at all

byLaura ClawsonFollow forDaily Kos Labor Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for Senate in Iowa, doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage. None. “The minimum wage is a safety net. For the federal government to set the minimum wage … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Presents a Panel Discussion on Advancing Workers’ Rights through Executive Action on Immigration

August 26, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) – This afternoon, the AFL-CIO hosted a panel discussion on the need for President Obama to advance the rights of workers by taking executive action on immigration. Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, was … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Joins Diverse Organizations in Signing Ferguson Letter

Letter Calls for the Administration to Address Systemic Racial Bias   (Washington, DC, Aug. 26, 2014) – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined a diverse group of organizations and leaders from all walks of life in signing onto a letter to … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor Hall of Fame Photos

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Labor History

August 25 Birth of Allan Pinkerton, whose strike-breaking detectives (“Pinks”) gave us the word “fink” – 1819 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded at a meeting in New York City.  A. Philip Randolph became the union’s first organizer – 1925 … Continue reading

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