Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Iowa Peace Officers Memorial Service May 10, 2013

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News from the Iowa Hill

By Charlie Wishman, Secretary/Treasurer Iowa Federation of Labor May 3rd has come and gone, which was supposed to be the targeted end of the legislative session for 2013.  At this point, the Republican House and Democratic Senate are still very … Continue reading

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Dubuque Area Labor Harvest

The Dubuque Area Labor Harvest provides services and supplies to workers in need. Founded in 1988 when many workers in the area were out of work or laid off to provide them with food so they could what little money … Continue reading

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Iowa Public TV Premiere and National Broadcast abUSed: The Postville Raid May 12, 2013

    NEW YORK, N.Y. May 8, 2013 abUSed: The Postville Raid, the documentary by award-winning director, Luis Argueta, will have its Iowa PBS Premiere and its second national broadcast on America Reframed on May 12, 2013.  This broadcast will commemorate the 5th anniversary of the devastating immigration raid on a meatpacking … Continue reading

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No Right to Know Your Rights

By TERESA TRITCH     There’s a big poster in the pantry on the floor where I work about federal laws in the workplace. There’s information on equal opportunity, health and safety, as well as a notice that my employer can’t … Continue reading

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Rockwell Collins Union Contracts Ratified

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (May 4, 2013) – On Saturday, May 4, 2013 members of IBEW Locals #1362 and #1634, located in Cedar Rapids and Coralville, Iowa, and IUE-CWA #86787 in Richardson, Texas, ratified agreements covering approximately 2,000 Rockwell Collins represented … Continue reading

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Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday

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AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 STATEMENT ON HOUSE REPUBLICANS’ ATTACK ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

  DES MOINES –  AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ passage of their version of the Standing Appropriations Bill, which included an attack on collective bargaining rights:   “The legislation passed by … Continue reading

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Weekend Labor History

Friday: Thanks to an army of thousands of Chinese and Irish immigrants, who laid 2,000 miles of track, the nation’s first transcontinental railway line was finished by the joining of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific lines at Promontory Point, … Continue reading

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