Daily Archives: January 2, 2014

Support Locked out CWA workers at South Slope.

I write to ask your help in a Solidarity Campaign to support CWA members at South Slope Cooperative Communications in North Liberty, Iowa.    South Slope is a member-owned cooperative governed by a Board of Directors. As a non-profit, co-op … Continue reading

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AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 PRESIDENT DANNY HOMAN AND FOUR LEGISLATORS FILE SUIT TO STOP GOVERNOR’S CLOSURE OF IOWA JUVENILE HOME

  DES MOINES – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan, Senator Jack Hatch, Senator Steve Sodders, Representative Mark Smith, and Representative Pat Murphy filed suit in the Iowa District Court for Polk County to stop Governor Branstad’s closure … Continue reading

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ALEC oath— trumps oath to state?

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By Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor “I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first.” Sounds like a reasonable pledge of oath if you are a member of civic organization, and your … Continue reading

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Hatch feels ‘greater sense of opportunity’ in Iowa governor race

“Now the spotlight is on me,” Sen. Jack Hatch said about the race for the 2014 Democratic nomination for governor. Although he feels a “greater sense of opportunity” since Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids dropped out of the race, Hatch … Continue reading

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Labor History

January 01 Women weavers form union, Fall River, Mass. – 1875 John L. Lewis is elected president of the United Mine Workers. Fifteen years later he is to be a leader in the formation of what was to become the Congress … Continue reading

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