Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

Democrats call for minimum wage hike to ‘put middle class first’

CEDAR RAPIDS — Democratic candidates didn’t let a little rain stop their campaign efforts Tuesday afternoon. In fact, lieutenant governor candidate Monica Vernon and U.S. House candidate Pat Murphy stood in the rain for a half hour to deliver a … Continue reading

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Raise the Wage Iowa

Raise the Wage Iowa “Working Iowans can’t wait any longer.  While corporate profits and CEO salaries skyrocket, the minimum wage remains stuck at $7.25 an hour, well below the poverty line. We need to raise the minimum wage so that … Continue reading

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Ed in Newton Iowa

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Labor History

October 15 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act—often referred to as “Labor’s Magna Carta”—establishing that unions are not “conspiracies” under the law. It for the first time freed unions to strike, picket and boycott employers. In the years … Continue reading

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