Daily Archives: September 11, 2013

Teamsters say Ottumwa bus strike possible

OTTUMWA, IOWA — Local union officials say a disruption in bus service that provides transportation to Ottumwa school students may be coming in the near future. A press release issued Tuesday by Teamsters Local 238, suggests negotiations between the local and Southern Iowa … Continue reading

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Almost half of the Union Endorsed Candidates win

              The Iowa labor movement endorsed 23 candidates for various school board positions around the state, and was successful in getting 11 of them elected.               Terra Siegert and Jim Prohaska, endorsed by the Dubuque Federation of Labor, were elected … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: Branstad can’t keep scandal-free pledge

A troubling pattern is emerging with the high-level managers who run Gov. Branstad’s state government. We have a human services director who was unaware of isolation policies at the Iowa Juvenile Home, an Iowa Veterans Home commandant who bullies staff … Continue reading

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Labor Unions will Rebound

An article published in the Sept. 3 edition of The Gazette states some opinions regarding the reasons why union membership continues to decline. Some attribute the fall in numbers to some original union issues like the eight-hour workday, 40-hour workweek … Continue reading

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