Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

SOS: Save OUR South Slope Communications Co-op!

  Co-op Values & Quality Local Jobs Are on the Line Co-op members and employees have built South Slope into a vibrant, local customer-oriented communications service. Now our co-op is in danger of being hijacked for personal gain. Co-op members … Continue reading

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Friday Alert – Alliance for Retired Americans

No Consensus So Far on Extension of Unemployment BenefitsNegotiations to extend emergency benefits for the long-term jobless came to a standstill in the Senate on Tuesday. That leaves more than 1.4 million people without federal unemployment aid at least until late … Continue reading

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Board rejects bid to overturn education employees’ union vote

The Iowa Public Employment Relations Board has rejected an attempt to overturn a December election allowing 440 state education employees to unionize. The 440-employee unit voted in a 2-to-1 margin Dec. 17 to join the American Federation of State, County … Continue reading

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AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 STATEMENT ON 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES AUDIT

  DES MOINES – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan released the following statement regarding a recent audit showing mismanagement and inappropriate spending by the former director of the 6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services and some … Continue reading

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Bucks by Day and Coons by Night Tune in to Brotherhood Outdoors for the Adventure Sunday, January 19 at 11 a.m. ET

Bucks by Day and Coons by Night Tune in to Brotherhood Outdoors for the Adventure Sunday, January 19 at 11 a.m. ET Presented by:  Often busy helping youth fulfill their hunting tags, Adam McCormick – a youth archery instructor and … Continue reading

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QC night at the rink

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our friends at the Quad City Mallards office have arranged for a special union night promotion on Friday, February 7th. The cost per ticket for active or retired union members is $10, usually priced at $18. … Continue reading

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Labor History

Weekend Labor History January 17 Radical labor organizer and anarchist Lucy Parsons (left) leads hunger march in Chicago; IWW songwriter Ralph Chaplin writes “Solidarity Forever” for the march – 1915 President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, guaranteeing federal … Continue reading

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