Daily Archives: May 25, 2017

Memorial Day

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Can you join us again for the Iowa Working Families Summit?

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Can you join us again for the Iowa Working Families Summit? Two years ago you were there in 2015, at the first Working Families Summit hosted by the Iowa Federation of Labor and progressive partners from across the state. Now, … Continue reading

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Higher Minimum Wage Benefits All Working People in Iowa

  View the Economic Policy Institute’s Report on Raising the Minimum Wage  May 25, 2017 — Today, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act … Continue reading

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UVC stands in support of disabled Veterans targeted by unjust budget

Washington D.C. – President Trumps Fiscal year 2018 budget plan unfairly attacks elderly disabled Veterans, leaving thousands unsure about their financial future. This budget goes against the basic military ethos, “never leave a fallen comrade behind.” “Just because there is … Continue reading

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Labor History

Today’s Labor Quote: James Baldwin “Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.” May 26 Men and women weavers in … Continue reading

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