Daily Archives: February 19, 2015

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Walmart’s Raise Announcement

February 19, 2015 Today’s announcement by Walmart that it will raise wages for some associates is a victory for all the brave workers and activists who are standing up to the country’s largest employer and demanding more.  It is powerful … Continue reading

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Taylor asks Governor to delay layoffs until firsthand tour

(Des Moines)  Governor Terry Branstad has been invited to tour the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute he is seeking to abruptly shut down. State Senator Rich Taylor of Mount Pleasant invited the Governor to “see firsthand the services provided there … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 202015. Responding to a 15 percent wage cut, women textile workers in Lowell, Mass., organize a “turn-out”—a strike—in protest. The action failed. Two years later they formed the Factory Girl’s Association in response to a rent hike in company … Continue reading

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