Daily Archives: April 12, 2016

Wrong again: ALEC can’t pick its own ‘winners’ among states

ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council — persists in peddling “research” that knocks down its own policy ideas. In its latest edition of Rich States, Poor States, just released, ALEC’s Economic Outlook Ranking scores states on 15 measures reflecting … Continue reading

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Deception seems to be the name of the game at Volkswagen

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As if the diesel emissions scandal wasn’t enough, Volkswagen is now deceiving working people at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Workers in the skilled trades division of the plant voted overwhelming last year to join the UAW to create a … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Can’t Wait. Hardworking Women Deserve Better.

On #EqualPayDay 2016, Progress Iowa calls on lawmakers to make equal pay a priority and increase salary transparency in the workplace. IOWA — Hardworking women across Iowa and the entire country deserve equal pay for equal work. Wages have flatlined … Continue reading

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Why Courts Matter Iowa” group protested outside of Grassley’s federal office in Des Moines on Monday

DES MOINES  – In less than 24 hours, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will meet with Supreme Court Justice nominee Merrick Garland in Washington, D.C. It’s a meeting that has been a long time in the making, but not everyone believes … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day: Iowa Women Still Paid Less then Men

DES MOINES, Iowa – It’s Equal Pay Day, an observance that symbolizes how far into 2016 women have to work to catch up to the wages men earned in 2015. Despite more than five decades of federal law prohibiting gender-based … Continue reading

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Losses for Latinas more than $1 million; for African American women more than $877,000

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(Washington, D.C.) Based on today’s wage gap, a woman starting her career now will lose $430,480 over a 40-year career, new NWLC analysis shows. For Latinas, this lifetime wage gap totals $1,007,080, and for African American women, the losses are $877,480. … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 13 Int’l Hod Carriers & Building Laborers’ Union (today’s Laborers’ Int’l Union) is founded, as 25 delegates from 23 Local Unions in 17 cities—representing 8,186 Laborers—meet in Washington, D.C. – 1903 A 17-year-old Jimmy Hoffa leads his co-workers at … Continue reading

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