Daily Archives: September 6, 2016

The Sky Won’t Fall if We Raise the Minimum Wage

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The Sky Won’t Fall if We Raise the Minimum Wage By Rick Moyle, Executive Director of Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO, Cedar Rapids. So we are finally going to take a serious look at raising minimum wage in Linn County … Continue reading

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Solidarity Rally Postponed

  Rally planned for West Burlington Ordnance Plant Workers postponed pending results of contract vote      West Burlington, Iowa – The Solidarity Rally that Des Moines Henry Labor had planned for striking workers from the American Ordnance Plant will … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Labor Movement Says It’s Alive and Well

Iowans gathered across the state Monday for parades, picnics and rallies to recognize the annual Labor Day holiday. In Des Moines, hundreds of union members paraded from the State Capitol to the State Fairgrounds. A Labor Day parade in Des … Continue reading

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Solidarity Rally for West Burlington Ordnance Plant Workers

West Burlington, Iowa – Des Moines Henry Labor will hold a Solidarity Rally for striking workers from the American Ordnance Plant on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the Machinists Hall in West Burlington at 5:30 PM. While negotiations continue with … Continue reading

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Food, politics on tap for Labor Day picnic

SIOUX CITY | Sioux City residents can enjoy a free meal while taking in some remarks from local politicians Monday afternoon at the city’s annual Labor Day picnic. Put on by the Northwest Iowa Central Labor Council, the event will … Continue reading

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On Labor Day, don’t forget single workers

Hundreds of single workers — and millions nationally — are taxed into poverty because they do not have kids and do not qualify for the EITC. And problems with child care assistance are being used to oppose a minimum-wage increase, even though … Continue reading

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Labor Day a holiday for the working class

This Labor Day we again celebrate the contributions of working Americans. We know that without our efforts nothing gets built, nothing gets made and services are not provided. We are the ones who make this country’s economy work. We must … Continue reading

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Make equal pay a priority this Labor Day

Ask legislators to bring issue to the forefront of the 2017 session. Danny Homan(Photo: Special to the Press-Citizen) On Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought and died for a 40-hour workweek, strong laws against child labor, … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 05 Between 20,000 and 30,000 marchers participate in New York’s first Labor Day parade, demanding the 8-hour day – 1882 “Palmer raids” on all Wobbly halls and offices in 48 cities in U.S.  Alexander Palmer, U.S. Attorney General, was … Continue reading

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