Daily Archives: June 10, 2013

Hawkeye Labor Council Yearly Letter

Dear Brothers and sisters Over the past year and a half I have had the pleasure of meeting with many Labor leaders and members of affiliated and non- affiliated unions throughout the state.  I have heard many reasons why Locals … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History June 10

Unions legalized in Canada (1872); U.S. Supreme Court rules in Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. that preliminary work activities, where controlled by the employer and performed entirely for the employer’s benefit, are properly included as working time. The decision … Continue reading

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Terrific Results for Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive

  Sharp Increase in Food Collected Helps in Time of Struggling Economy, Natural Disasters WASHINGTON—The annual food drive of the National Association of Letter Carriers collected more than 74 million pounds of food to help restock food banks, pantries and shelters around … Continue reading

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Not Acceptable

Dear Friend, On June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the historic Equal Pay Act into law.  Back then, women made only 59 cents for every dollar a man earned.  It was a monumental step forward on the path … Continue reading

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Auditor to investigate Secretary of State’s spending on voter fraud

The Iowa state auditor’s office has agreed to review whether Secretary of State Matt Schultz has improperly used federal money to investigate possible illegal voting in Iowa. State Auditor Mary Mosiman, who was appointed to her post last month by … Continue reading

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Iowa Builders Worried by Shortage of Workers

By: Donnelle Eller – THE DES MOINES REGISTER DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) 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 … Continue reading

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THE REGULARS: Who do Republicans in the Iowa Senate represent?

After watching Republicans in the Iowa Senate this year, especially those from Northwest Iowa, I think it is fair to ask the question: “Who do the state Republicans really represent?” Perhaps the most important issue this year in the General … Continue reading

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