Daily Archives: September 14, 2015

Raising the Minimum Wage Has a Negligible Effect on Jobs

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As states, cities and municipalities across the country raise wages to improve the lives of working people, it is worth highlighting how such moves affect low-income communities of color. Many argue that higher wages hurt job growth. Here’s why that … Continue reading

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ARA Update

South Florida Law Professor Makes Case for Expanding Social Security September 11, 2015 In an op-ed for the Miami Herald, Professor Timothy Canova outlines the need to expand the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to ensure that beneficiaries can live … Continue reading

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Talk of UI faculty union gaining steam

Concerns over last week’s hiring of a former IBM executive as the next University of Iowa president have rekindled decades-old discussions among faculty about forming a union. Sheldon Kurtz, a law professor who came to UI in 1973, said he has been actively suggesting … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 14 The Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers union calls off an unsuccessful 3-month strike against U. S. Steel Corporation subsidiaries – 1901 Gastonia, N.C., textile mill striker and songwriter Ella May Wiggins, 29, a mother of … Continue reading

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Obituary for Thomas Moritz – DAVENPORT, IA

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Thomas D. Moritz, 55, of Davenport, will be 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4929 N. Wisconsin Ave. Davenport. Visitation will be Friday … Continue reading

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