An Iowa Labor official says much has been accomplished, but there is more left to do. The president of the Iowa Federation of Labor, Ken Sager, says that is often forgotten during this holiday. He says a lot of people view this as the traditional wrap up of summer and vacation with the kids, but he says the original intent was to celebrate the contributions of working people across this country.
Sager says unions have done a lot to help workers. Sager says they continue to work for civil rights, and cites the minimum wage law. He says that is not a labor issue, but a social issue and that’s what labor is all about, improving conditions for working people as he says that’s the only path for a majority of people to get into the middle class.
Sager says a prevailing wage law is one of the priorities of for labor organizations for the upcoming legislative session.