Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

Stop garnishing Social Security benefits to pay off student loans

Social Security benefits traditionally have been protected from debt collectors. But Republicans in Congress—always looking for an opportunity to cut Social Security benefits—created a loophole in 1996 that allowed outstanding federal student loan debt to be taken from the benefits … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Deere announces tentative agreement with UAW

MOLINE — Deere & Co. said this morning it has reached a tentative agreement with the UAW to replace the six-year master labor contract that expired at midnight Sept. 30. According to a company news release, the tentative agreement is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Labor Ready to Fight to Keep Bad Trade Deal from Hurting Working Families

As TPP negotiations continue in Atlanta this week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement: “Working people are watching.  And we are ready.  If negotiators come to a bad deal, our scrutiny will be thorough, and our opposition fierce … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What is the Johnson County Impact of a $10.10 Minimum Wage?

  BACKGROUNDER By Peter Fisher September 30, 2015 This IPP Backgrounder — 1-page PDF Also see: IPP Policy Brief by Peter Fisher — August 11, 2015 IPP Policy Brief (above) as 12-page PDF News Release or 2-page PDF At least … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Labor History

October 02 American Federation of Labor officially endorses campaign for a 6-hour day, 5-day workweek – 1934 Joining with 400,000 coal miners already on strike, 500,000 CIO steel workers close down the nation’s foundries, steel and iron mills, demanding pensions … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment