Daily Archives: February 19, 2016

Here is your February 19th, 2016 Friday Alert:

Trump Misleads About Social Security Fraud Donald Trump is misleading people about the level of Social Security fraud. At the Republican presidential debate in Greenville, South Carolina, candidate Trump said, “‘Thousands and thousands of people’ over the age of 106 … Continue reading

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Johnson County’s minimum wage increase, explained | The Gazette

Amid a national debate about raising the minimum wage, Johnson County became the first place in Iowa to raise the wage. The first 95-cent increase of Johnson County’s minimum wage ordinance took effect Nov. 1, 2015. (Scroll down for a … Continue reading

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COPE Convention Date and Location change

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The Iowa Federation of Labor COPE Convention will be held April 23 at the IBEW Local 405 Union Hall, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW in Cedar Rapids. The Convention will start at 1 PM. Registration will start at 10 am to … Continue reading

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Attend Legislative Forums

Dear Brothers and Sisters, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 strongly encourages our members to attend legislative forums held by all legislators. By visiting this webpage, you can view links to lists of legislative forums created by the party caucuses in the Iowa … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 20 Responding to a 15 percent wage cut, women textile workers in Lowell, Mass., organize a “turn-out”—a strike—in protest. The action failed. Two years later they formed the Factory Girl’s Association in response to a rent hike in company … Continue reading

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