Daily Archives: October 24, 2016

IDP Statement on Gov. Branstad’s Support of Statewide Minimum Wage

DES MOINES–Iowa Democratic Party Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement in response to Governor Branstad’s backing a statewide minimum wage increase: “After they have stonewalled on this important issue for Iowa families for a decade, why would any … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 24 The 40-hour work week goes into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act, signed by President Roosevelt two years earlier – 1940 U.S. minimum wage increases to 40¢ an hour – 1945 October 25 What many believe to … Continue reading

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