Daily Archives: May 17, 2016

Hogg Events

Below is a message from AFSCME Recommended US Senate candidate Rob Hogg about some Meet and Greet opportunities over the next several days. If one of these meet and greets is near you, we encourage you to take the opportunity … Continue reading

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CEOs Paid 335 Times Average Rank-and-File Worker; Outsourcing Results in Even Higher Inequality

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2016 Executive PayWatch highlights Mondelez International’s Pay Inequality   www.PayWatch.org   (Washington, DC, May 17, 2016) – CEO pay for major U.S. companies continues to soar as income inequality and outsourcing of good-paying American jobs increases. Outsourcing has become a … Continue reading

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National Infrastructure Week

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Dear Friend, I am contacting you today to talk about the safety and viability of our nation’s infrastructure. As you may know, this week is National Infrastructure Week, where we recognize the importance of improving our nation’s infrastructure and keeping … Continue reading

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When state legislators won’t act: Who gains with a Polk minimum wage?

Inaction by Congress and state legislatures has led many cities and counties to adopt a local minimum wage, including Johnson County in Iowa. What impacts could we expect if Iowa’s largest county — Polk County — set a new wage … Continue reading

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New minimum wage would boost Polk workers, economy Inaction by state, Congress, prompt look at local increase

IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 16, 2016) — At least 60,000 to 88,000 workers would benefit, and in turn boost the local economy, if Polk County were to join the growing ranks of local governments approving minimum wage increases. A new report … Continue reading

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FMCS Labor-Management Grants Program Accepts Applications for FY 2016

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WASHINGTON, DC– Starting March 1, 2016, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is accepting labor-management grants applications for fiscal year 2016 focused on the 21st century economy and its rapidly evolving workplaces. While the Agency will consider applications from … Continue reading

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Americans Don’t Miss Manufacturing — They Miss Unions

U.S. manufacturing jobs, I argued a few weeks ago, are never coming back. But that doesn’t stop politicians from talking about them. Donald Trump scored his knockout blow in Indiana in part by railing against the decision by Carrier, a … Continue reading

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When you look at the record, there isn’t much different between Koch and Trump.

Despite the Koch Brothers’ claim, that Trump is too extreme for them. They are in the same extreme, anti-worker boat. They both share a long history of orchestrated attacks on working people to strip away rights on the job and … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 16 Minneapolis general strike backs Teamsters, who are striking most of the city’s trucking companies – 1934 U.S. Supreme Court issues Mackay decision, which permits the permanent replacement of striking workers. The decision had little impact until Ronald Reagan’s … Continue reading

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