Daily Archives: January 4, 2017

County Minimum Wages Spread their Benefits Widely

Clearly, any action by the Iowa Legislature to roll back county minimum wages would harm workers and local economies in many of Iowa’s most populous counties. It’s not just four counties that benefit from the higher local minimum wages that … Continue reading

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Contact Senator Schultz today to let him know exactly what the ability to bargain with your employer means to you and your family.

Just one week before the legislature comes back for the 2017 session, Iowa Republicans are already talking about completely dismantling the law that thousands of workers depend on affording them the ability to support their families.   New Iowa Senate … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor Legislative Conference – room deadline

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Iowans Resolve to Protect Our Care

Join National Coalition to Call on Congress  Iowans who have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act and health policy experts and advocates will gather Thursday, January 5th to call on Iowa’s Congressional Delegation to oppose the repeal the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Call now to tell your rep to oppose Medicare cuts

Brothers and Sisters, It’s a new year, but House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Republican leaders in Congress are still singing the same old song about gutting Medicare benefits. A few days ago, The Hill newspaper reported that Ryan and … Continue reading

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CWJ Position Statement: Iowa City Immigration Discussion

There are powerful interests sewing division in our nation – seeking to pit immigrants against people born in this country, union workers against unorganized workers, Christians against Muslims, white workers against their black coworkers and neighbors. It’s spilling into our … Continue reading

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Everything is on the table’ for collective bargaining debate in Iowa

Big changes to state and local government workers’ benefits, disciplinary procedures and the way they negotiate their employment contracts may be coming to Iowa. Republican lawmakers, newly empowered and emboldened after last November’s election, are making clear they intend to … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 05 The nation’s first labor convention of Black workers was held in Washington, D.C., with 214 delegates forming the Colored National Labor Union – 1869 Ford Motor Company raises wages from $2.40 for a 9-hour day to $5 for … Continue reading

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