Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

AFSCME IOWA: CLARINDA INMATE’S ESCAPE SYMPTOMATIC OF DIRECTOR BALDWIN’S BROKEN INMATE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 calls for Director Baldwin’s Resignation DES MOINES – AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the escape of Rodney Eugene Long from Clarinda Correctional Facility on Friday: “First, I would like … Continue reading

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Union will protest at county meeting

ROCK ISLAND — Union members are being asked to fill Tuesday’s Rock Island County Board meeting to publicize their opposition to a proposal to increase their health insurance premiums. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees … Continue reading

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Unions suffer drop in membership

The union workforce in the Quad-Cities has shrunk by a third during the last 20 years although labor officials say they are starting to make up lost ground. In 1992, more than one in five workers in the metropolitan area … Continue reading

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Today in Labor History August 20

The Great Fire of 1910, a wildfire that consumed about 3 million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana—an area about the size of Connecticut—claimed the lives of 78 firefighters over two days.  It is believed to be the largest, although … Continue reading

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