Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

Carpenters Local 4 would like to thank everyone involved with the Northern Tool Project here in Davenport Iowa.

Carpenters Local 4 would like to thank everyone involved with the Northern Tool Project here in Davenport Iowa. After meeting with Northern Tool representatives, they were able to recognize the value in using local skilled union workers and contractors. We … Continue reading

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Minimum wage increase clears first legislative hurdle

DES MOINES | Dozens of Iowans converged on the Statehouse Tuesday in support of giving Iowa’s lowest-paid worker their first wage increase in seven years. “It’s not right and we need to do something about it,” said Sue Dinsdale, leader … Continue reading

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Groups rally at the statehouse for an increase in the minimum wage

More than 100 activists are at the statehouse today, urging lawmakers to raise the state’s minimum wage. Iowa Citizens Action Network executive director Sue Dinsdale led a midday rally. ‘Get out there and talk to your representatives,” Dinsdale said at the … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 16 Leonora O’Reilly was born in New York. The daughter of Irish immigrants, she began working in a factory at 11, joined the Knights of Labor at 16, and was a volunteer investigator of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire … Continue reading

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