Daily Archives: August 28, 2015

It’s time to raise the wage

Having grown up in poverty and being raised by a single mother, I remember sitting around the kitchen table with my family and having to make tough decisions about how the bills were going to get paid. This is one … Continue reading

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Wage Theft in Iowa: An Invisible Epidemic

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        Exposure, Enforcement Needed to Protect Iowa Workers’ Paychecks See our full report (30-page PDF) Executive summary (2-page PDF) This news release (2-page PDF) IOWA CITY, Iowa (August 27, 2012) — Too many Iowans are not being … Continue reading

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Wage Theft in Iowa: An Invisible Epidemic

  Exposure, Enforcement Needed to Protect Iowa Workers’ Paychecks See our full report (30-page PDF) Executive summary (2-page PDF) This news release (2-page PDF) IOWA CITY, Iowa (August 27, 2012) — Too many Iowans are not being paid wages they … Continue reading

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County supervisors approve first reading of wage increase

In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the first consideration of an ordinance that would raise the county’s minimum wage. Three votes are required for final passage of the ordinance, which would increase the county’s minimum wage from … Continue reading

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Labor History

August 29 Sixty letter carriers from 18 states meet in a room above Schaefer’s Saloon on Plankinton Avenue in Milwaukee. They unanimously adopt a resolution to form a National Association of Letter Carriers – 1889 Seventy-five workers die when the … Continue reading

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Some facts and history about the labor movement:

Today, Labor Day is an opportunity to spend time with loved ones at a barbecue or picnic, take a trip or to just relax. In all the fun we often forget the struggle that working Americans endured and the victories … Continue reading

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