Daily Archives: May 31, 2013

Low Wage Worker Roundtable

On Tuesday, June 4, Jay Williams, Executive Director, Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, (U.S. Department of Labor) will host a roundtable in Des Moines. This roundtable discussion will start at 2 PM and go for about an … Continue reading

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Unions rally support for striking Walmart workers

A handful of striking Walmart workers found strong support for their cause Thursday as they brought the Making Change at Walmart campaign to a Davenport union hall. A group of nearly 20 United Food and Commercial Workers, or UFCW, union … Continue reading

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Help wanted as building projects boom

During the recession, Jack DeLeon Jr. looked at moving to North Dakota to build homes for some of the thousands of oil workers flocking to the Williston Basin for jobs. But the shortage of homes included space for the builders … Continue reading

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Weekend Labor History

Friday: Rose Will Monroe (right), popularly known as Rosie the Riveter, dies in Clarksville, Ind.  During WWII she helped bring women into the labor force (1997) Saturday: The Ladies Federal Labor Union Number 2703, based in Illinois, was granted a … Continue reading

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