Daily Archives: October 22, 2013

Satellite voting in Des Moines

Satellite early voting is now available for the upcoming Des Moines City Council Election to be held on November 5, 2013.  All registered voters residing in the City of Des Moines are eligible to vote by early ballot. Cast your Vote for … Continue reading

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Labor History Oct 23

President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a fact-finding commission that suspends a nine-months-long strike by Western Pennsylvania coal miners fighting for better pay, shorter workdays and union recognition.  The strikers ended up winning more pay for fewer hours, but failed to get … Continue reading

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UFCW Endorses Staci Appel in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District

    The United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) today endorsed State Senator Staci Appel in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. “Senator Appel’s record and her values align perfectly with the needs of the 3rd Congressional District,” UFCW Locals 1149, … Continue reading

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Davitt selected by Democrats for SD13 Special Election

      Martensdale, IA – Madison and Warren County Democrats selected Mark Davitt, a small business owner from Indianola, as their Party’s nominee tonight for the Senate District 13 Special Election to fill the Senate Seat left vacant after … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO, Guatemalan Trade Unions Call for Reinstitution of Arbitral Panel After Flawed “Enforcement Plan” Failed to Protect Basic Workers’ Rights

  Over 50 Guatemalan trade unionists killed, five years after the U.S. and Guatemalan trade unions filed a CAFTA petition       (Washington, DC, October 22) – Recognizing the failure of the “Enforcement Plan” to protect the fundamental workers’ … Continue reading

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