Daily Archives: September 11, 2015

New AFL-CIO Report: Landmark Year in Collective Bargaining Will Raise Wages for Millions

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[Washington, DC, September 11, 2015]  – Working people are achieving significant victories through the most expansive period of collective bargaining in modern labor history, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO’s Center for Strategic Research.   “This country is … Continue reading

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Johnson County supervisors approve $10.10 minimum wage

IOWA CITY — After weeks of discussions, Johnson County officially has a new minimum wage. Dozens packed the room at Thursday night’s Johnson County Board of Supervisors meeting to find out if the board would pass the third and final … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 12 Eugene V. Debs, labor leader and socialist, sentenced to 10 years for opposing World War I. While in jail Debs received one million votes for president – 1918 (The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene V. Debs: Eugene … Continue reading

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