Daily Archives: April 14, 2016

Upcoming Legislative Forums

Dear Sisters and Brothers, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 strongly encourages our members to attend legislative forums held by all legislators. Below you will find lists of legislative forums created by the party caucuses in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate. … Continue reading

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Minimum wage increases should continue

Last fall Johnson County supervisors gave the county’s low-wage workers a raise, and come May 1 they will get another one. The county raised the minimum wage from $7.25, where it has stagnated for eight years due to national and … Continue reading

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Call on Iowa Legislators to Request Audit of Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Petition update · Call on Iowa Legislators to Request Audit of Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs · Change.org Apr 14, 2016 — Revelations by the Associated Press about the misuse of Iowa infrastructure funds to pay salaries of top officials at … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 14 More than 100 Mexican and Filipino farm workers are arrested for union activities, Imperial Valley, Calif. Eight were convicted of “criminal syndicalism” – 1930 John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath published – 1939 The United Steelworkers and the Paper, Allied-Industrial, … Continue reading

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