Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

Attacks on Collective Bargaining: Lessons from the Metropolitcan Union of Postal Clerks, 1937-1962.

Martha Ecker 7/9/2012         Martha Ecker   Ramapo College of NJ      Attacks on Collective Bargaining: Lessons from the Metropolitan Union of Postal Clerks: 1937-1962.   Public sector unions are the focus of today’s most intensive … Continue reading

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Smallest Hike for Social Security Recipients in Iowa Since 1975

John Michaelson, Public News Service-IA http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/35406-1 Join the discussion: facebook.com/PublicNewsService  Twitter: @pns_news  @pns_IA  Google+: plus.to/publicnewsservice (11/04/13) DES MOINES, Iowa – It is the smallest increase for Social Security recipients in Iowa in decades, but it could be worse. The government has announced that … Continue reading

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Sioux City Council candidate finance reports offer insight into campaigns

SIOUX CITY | Campaign finance reports filed by Sioux City Council candidates Thursday shed light on their efforts to sway any undecided voters heading into Tuesday’s election. Records filed with the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure board show Dan Moore … Continue reading

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Clark leads Schmitt in campaign cash – Waterloo

WATERLOO | Mayor Buck Clark had raised more than twice as much in campaign donations as his challenger Steve Schmitt. Reports filed Thursday with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board show Clark, who is seeking his third straight term … Continue reading

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Uncooperative in North Liberty – CWA Lock out

  Last Friday morning, 55 CWA workers at the South Slope Phone Cooperative in North Liberty, Iowa, were locked out of their jobs after the South Slope Cooperative contract with Communications Workers of American contract expired at Midnight October 31st. … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: Campaign attacks alter endorsement of Diebel

Last Saturday, The Des Moines Register editorial boardpublished its endorsements in contests for three seats on the Des Moines City Council. Since then, the landscape has changed significantly in one of those races, and that has caused us to reconsider. … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: Iowa can do better with Olson as governor

As president of AFSCME Iowa Council 61, representing 40,000 employees across the state, I am proud to announce our organization’s endorsement of Tyler Olson in his candidacy for governor. After carefully reviewing the gubernatorial candidates, we are pleased to support … Continue reading

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Labor News November 4

November 05: Eugene V. Debs, labor leader, socialist, three-time candidate for president and first president of the American Railway Union, born (1855); Everett, Wash., massacre, at least seven Wobblies killed, 50 wounded and an indeterminate number missing (1916); Some 12,000 … Continue reading

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