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All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>

It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>

Nights of Labor Studies

Daryl Mosely was desperate for a better opportunity to support his family. Frustrated by his retail job’s low wages and disappointed by the small yearly raises, when his father—a union plumber and former apprentice—encouraged him to apply for an apprenticeship program, Mosely was all ears. Read the full article>>>

 

 

"Gene Moore Memorial"

In recognition of outstanding leadership in advancing the goals and ideals of Idaho's trades Union Movement.

The Gene Moore Memorial award is presented and announced every Labor Day, at the Labor Day Picnic.

 

The Boise Central Trades and Labor Council, AFL-CIO are made up of delegates from local Unions in the Treasure Valley area with incorporated counties; Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Payette, Valley and Washington.

The mission statement of the Boise CLC

The establishment of the Local Central Body as a subordinate unit of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of industrial Organizations is an expression of the desire of the Unions in this community to participate fully in the achievement of the objectives of the Parent Federation as it seeks to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America. read more.......

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