Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

Iowa Central Labor Councils (AFL-CIO) have made endorsements for the following candidates for the November 5th elections:

              Waterloo—Black Hawk Union Council – Buck Clark for Waterloo Mayor; Tavis Hall and Pat Morrissey for Waterloo City Council.               Clinton Labor Congress— Jennifer Graf , Ed O’Neill and Grant Wilke for Clinton City Council               Dubuque Federation of … Continue reading

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The National Labor Relations Board is Back at Full Throttle

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate took the final measure to restore the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to full strength with its approval of Richard F. Griffin Jr. as general counsel. Though Griffin’s start date has yet to be determined, his … Continue reading

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South Slope Cooperative Communications Locks workers out – CWA Union Bargaining committee Recommends Rejection of Companies Last, Best and Final Offer.

North Liberty Iowa. – South Slope Cooperative contract with Communications Workers of American contract expired at Midnight October 31st 2013.  Shortly after 2 p.m. on October 31st South Slope CEO Justyn Miller announced the employees would be locked out when … Continue reading

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D.M. has a proven leader on City Council

  Our organization the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor along with other labor organizations in Des Moines including the Fire Fighters Local #4, have enthusiastically endorsed At-Large City Council Person Skip Moore.  Skip, since being elected in the fall … Continue reading

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November Arrives in Iowa, Along with Cuts to SNAP

John Michaelson, Public News Service-IA http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/35390-1 Join the discussion: facebook.com/PublicNewsService  Twitter: @pns_news  @pns_IA  Google+: plus.to/publicnewsservice (11/01/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – The month of November has arrived in Iowa, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state … Continue reading

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Labor History November 2

November 02 Police arrest 150 in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Wash. – 1909 Railroad union leader & socialist Eugene V. Debs receives a million votes for president while imprisoned – 1920 President Reagan signs a bill designating a federal … Continue reading

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