Daily Archives: August 11, 2015

3.2 Million Women to Receive Salary Increases Under New Overtime Proposal

(Washington, DC – August 11, 2015) – Today the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in coordination with MomsRising released a new report that reveals working women will be benefit hugely from the newly proposed overtime changes with 3.2 million … Continue reading

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In Memory of Brother Thomas J. Seymour.

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Thomas J. Seymour, 70, of Bettendorf, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at the Steeplegate Inn, 100 W. … Continue reading

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Join Penford Workers Standing Up to Ingredion Greed!

After Ingredion purchased Penford this spring, its profits soared—more than 9% in just one quarter. Yet now Ingredion is trying every trick in the book to slash wages, benefits, and job quality for Cedar Rapids workers who built Penford’s success … Continue reading

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Wide benefits seen in county minimum wages in Iowa

In Linn, Johnson, $15 wage would boost combined 43,000 workers IOWA CITY, Iowa (Aug. 11, 2015) — As Congress and the state Legislature have forced Iowans to wait almost eight years for action, a new report projects benefits to 19,300 … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 10 The Air Line Pilots Association is founded at a meeting in Chicago attended by 24 activists from across the country – 1931 Hundreds of Transport Workers Union members descend on a New York City courthouse, offering their own … Continue reading

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