Daily Archives: July 15, 2016

Polk County task force backs $1.50 bump to minimum wage

A Polk County task force will recommend raising the local minimum wage to $8.75 per hour Jan. 1, 2017, and instituting a series of annual wage bumps if the state fails to take action during the next legislative session. The group verbally supported the proposal during … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 16 Ten thousand workers strike Chicago’s Int’l Harvester operations – 1919 Martial law declared in strike by longshoremen in Galveston, Texas – 1920 San Francisco Longshoremen’s strike spreads, becomes 4-day general strike – 1934 July 17 Two ammunition ships … Continue reading

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