Daily Archives: June 17, 2013

Movie Review

Labor Update: A Forgotten Movie About Father And Son Scabs March 11, 2013 | Author Tracy Leone Labor Mondays’ Movie Review Sometimes a Great Notion – Directed by Paul Newman. Filmed 1970. It was released to widespread dismissal in 1971, stars … Continue reading

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Lee County Hall of Fame Inductees

On May 5th about fifty people attended The Lee County Labor Council inaugural Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner.   The inaugural class had seven union members inducted. This Hall of Fame is meant to be a permanent reminder … Continue reading

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Speech delivered at Labor Short Course

This speech was delivered during the University of Iowa Labor Center’s 62nd Annual Labor Short Course as part of the week-long Public Speaking exercise.  The Can Opener is printing it to encourage every member of the UFCW Local 617 to … Continue reading

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Keokuk Labor Temple Raises over $5,000 for Fire suppression System

This April Union members across Lee County came together to raise money to keep the Keokuk Labor Temple open.  The Labor Council was informed the building would fail its next inspection if a fire suppression system was not installed. This   … Continue reading

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Interview with Don Rowen

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Today’s Labor History June 17

Twenty-one young women and girls making cartridges at the Washington, D.C. arsenal during the Civil War are killed in an accidental explosion.  Most of the victims were Irish immigrants (1864); Susan B. Anthony goes on trial in Canandaigua, N.Y., for … Continue reading

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