Daily Archives: August 22, 2016

A Minimum Wage Youth Exemption Would Hurt Polk County Workers & Undermine Responsible Employers

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Exempting teen workers from the minimum wage would hurt teen workers and their families, and would not address the decline in teen workforce participation – which has nothing to do with the minimum wage. Moreover, such an exemptions would offer … Continue reading

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Democrats, labor bash Trump ahead of Pence visit

  CEDAR RAPIDS — Donald Trump’s promise to run the country like he’s run his businesses “should scare everyone … because his economic record has left a trail of victims as he has made millions of dollars on the backs … Continue reading

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Our Country’s Criminal Justice System Should Not Be Profit-Driven

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Department of Justice Disinvesting from private prisons:  The labor movement applauds the Department of Justice for taking the necessary steps to end their use of private prisons. Privately run prisons have a … Continue reading

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Deere to lay off 30 in Quad-Cities, 115 in Waterloo

Deere informed employees today at two locations of plans to place approximately 145 production workers on indefinite layoff. The actions include Davenport Works and Waterloo Works. At the Davenport Works, Deere informed employees that an indefinite layoff will affect approximately … Continue reading

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Labor History

  August 22 Five flight attendants form the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an industry in which women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain single, and … Continue reading

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