Daily Archives: October 30, 2013

Central Iowa construction trades union group backs Hatch for governor

The Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades Council has endorsed state Sen. Jack Hatch of Des Moines in his campaign for the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor. The statewide primary is next June. “Jack Hatch has shown a commitment to … Continue reading

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UFCW endorses Kajtazovic

WATERLOO | Iowa state Rep. Anesa Kajtazovic earned a union endorsement last week as two locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers union backed the Waterloo Democrat running for Congress. Kajtazovic is one of five Democrats vying for the … Continue reading

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Harkin Applauds Senate Confirmation of Richard Griffin to Serve as General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board

  Harkin is Chair of the Senate Labor Committee WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate approved the nomination of Richard Griffin to … Continue reading

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‘Ghostbusters’ Costume Fitting for Governor Branstad

  Des Moines, Iowa — Governor Terry Branstad has announced his Halloween costume plans. The Governor will be dressed as a Ghostbuster, he announced yesterday at a Des Moines middle school. “The Ghostbusters costume is a perfect fit for Governor Branstad. His … Continue reading

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Davenport Firefighters host candidate forum

By Tracy Leone Davenport IAFF Candidate Forum Photos Davenport, Iowa – On Monday, October 28, the Davenport Fire Association, Local 17, hosted a candidate forum at the East Village Theater in Davenport. IAFF 17 had earlier hosted a forum for … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Confirmation of Richard Griffin as NLRB General Counsel

October 29, 2013 Earlier this year, a full complement of National Labor Relations Board members were confirmed for the first time in more than a decade. With today’s confirmation of Richard Griffin to serve as General Counsel, the NLRB is … Continue reading

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Labor History October 31, 2013

October 31 George Henry Evans publishes the first issue of the Working Man’s Advocate, “edited by a Mechanic” for the “useful and industrious classes” in New York City. He focused on the inequities between the “portion of society living in … Continue reading

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