Daily Archives: January 23, 2013

Union membership continues to decline

BY ANNE CAROTHERS-KAY, Managing Editor The percentage of U.S. workers who are union members continues to decline, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2012, 11.3 percent of workers were members of labor unions, … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 Union Membership Numbers

  January 23, 2013  Working women and men urgently need a voice on the job today, but the sad truth is that it has become more difficult for them to have one, as today’s figures on union membership demonstrate. Union … Continue reading

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Prichard elected in House District 52

CHARLES CITY — Todd Prichard, an assistant county attorney in Floyd County, won election to the House District 52 seat in the Iowa Legislature Tuesday. Prichard, 38, a Democrat, defeated Dennis Litterer, 57, R-Ionia, and Craig Clark, 44, an independent … Continue reading

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US Labor Department, Iowa Workforce Development sign agreement to reduce misclassification of employees as independent contractors

WASHINGTON — Officials of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and Iowa Workforce Development today signed a memorandum of understanding to protect the rights of employees by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors by employers. Mary Beth … Continue reading

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