Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

Tell the Labor Department you support strengthening overtime protections.

For nearly two months, we’ve been asking people to support the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules because they will give working people—particularly women, youth and people of color—more time and money to care for their families. Now, we’ve … Continue reading

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Hightower Lowdown | The rebellious spirit of Matthew Maguire’s first Labor Day is spreading…

More than just a day at the beach The rebellious spirit of Matthew Maguire’s first Labor Day is spreading again across our country. Join the parade It’s a bit odd that in America’s thoroughly corporatized culture we have no national … Continue reading

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Be Wary of call from watchdog.org

It appears that this group is making calls to unions pretending to be a real news outlet. They are not! Rightward-Facing Dog: Who is Watchdog.org? Cross-posted at Blue Virginia If you want to know the source of the conspiracy theories … Continue reading

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Report: Wage theft an issue in Johnson County

Wage theft is not just a state concern, but is a serious problem in Johnson County, according to a report released Wednesday by the Iowa Policy Project. The report, called “Stolen Chances: Low-Wage Work and Wage Theft in Iowa” and … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 04 Twelve thousand New York tailors strike over sweatshop conditions – 1894 More than 140 attendees at a benefit for a civil rights group are injured in the “Peekskill Riots” in Peekskill, N.Y. The victims were among the 20,000 … Continue reading

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