Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Social Security Report Delivers Reassuring News for Working Families

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the release of the 2015 Old-Age, Survivors, And Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trustees Report: Today’s report should reassure retired and disabled workers, their families and everyone working towards their retirement. On the eve of … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO President Trumka Statement on Passing of Theodore Bikel

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the passing of former AFL-CIO Executive Council Board Member, Theodore Bikel. Theo’s passion on-stage was matched only by his passion for working people behind the scenes. His legacy will be felt by those … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Looking for a stronger trend Strong June rise in nonfarm jobs as jobless rate drops to 3.7 percent

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa nonfarm jobs rose by 3,000 in June following a slight downward revision for May, as the state unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent, according to the latest estimates from Iowa Workforce Development and the U.S. … Continue reading

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Johnson County Supervisors set to discuss county minimum wage hike

IOWA CITY — The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is exploring the possibility of bypassing state and federal rates to create a countywide ordinance raising the minimum wage. However, the legality behind such a move — basically whether the county … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 23 Anarchist Alexander Berkman shoots and stabs but fails to kill steel magnate Henry Clay Frick in an effort to avenge the Homestead massacre 18 days earlier, in which nine strikers were killed. Berkman also tried to use what … Continue reading

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