Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

Sioux City WIN  meeting – Tuesday January 9th

Tuesday January 9th at 6 pm Western Iowa Labor Federation Office 3038 S Lakeport, Sioux City Agenda Items: Special Election for House District 6 – January 16th County offices up for election in 2018 – Start identifying possible candidates Legislative Forums … Continue reading

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IOWANS CALL ON GOVERNOR, LEGISLATURE TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE

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18 states saw increase take effect on January 1st, while Iowans have waited longer than anyone in the country for a raise   Des Moines, Iowa — Iowans today called on Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Legislature to raise … Continue reading

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Lawsuit claims Iowa governor illegally transferred state funds

State Representative Chris Hall filed a lawsuit today, charging Governor Kim Reynolds and Department of Management Director David Roederer “conspired together to unlawfully appropriate and misuse state funds.” The ranking Democrat on the Iowa House Appropriations Committee is seeking to … Continue reading

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Iowa’s state workforce shrinks nearly 15 percent in 10 years

An across-the-board budget cut, early retirement incentives and the closing of state institutions have been key factors in shrinking the state of Iowa workforce by nearly 15 percent — or 3,663 full-time-equivalent positions — over the past 10 years, a … 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 … Continue reading

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