Daily Archives: May 13, 2013

Carpenters union, local contractors settle strike

Members of Local 308 of the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America voted Friday to approve a new contract with area general contractors, ending a more than week-long strike. “Our members just ratified a three-year agreement and we’re … Continue reading

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Marchers Remember the Pain in Postville Five Years Later

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The fifth anniversary of the massive immigration raid on the tiny northeast Iowa town of Postville prompted hundreds of people to march through the streets of Cedar Rapids on Friday. The event called “A Walk for … Continue reading

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FILM SCREENING

    We Are Wisconsin Tuesday, May 14, 8pm, Illinois Room, Iowa Memorial Union, UI campus Download flyer (pdf) This feature documentary follows the day-to-day unfolding of public outcry against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s controversial budget-repair bill, focusing on the … Continue reading

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CWA and CenturyLink Bargaining News

Bargaining resumed at 10:00 am on Wednesday May 8th. The Union has requested and the Company has agreed to bring in a federal mediator. Talks are currently recessed until Tuesday, May 14 when they will restart with the assistance of … Continue reading

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Mail Carriers, Volunteers Work to Stamp Out Hunger

Waterloo, Iowa On Saturday the local National Association of Letter Carriers in Waterloo and Cedar Falls held the 20th annual food drive. Working with volunteers the Letter Carriers and their families collected over 30,000 pounds of Food that will help … Continue reading

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INS story: After Graduation Day Comes Paying Off College Debt

(05/13/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – The average college student will graduate this year owing almost $27,000 in student debt, a 40 percent jump since 2002. According to Iowa State University financial counselor Jonathan Fox, many students may look at how … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History May 13

Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Mont. (1893); The Canadian government establishes the Department of Labour. It took the U.S. another four years (1909); Some 10,000 IWW dock workers strike in Philadelphia (1913); UAW President Douglas A. Fraser is … Continue reading

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