Daily Archives: February 3, 2014

WIN Meeting Schedule for Eastern Iowa

February 5: Iowa City at 5PM 940 IFL Office South Gilbert Court February 10: Burlington at 6PM Machinist Hall 16452 US 34, West Burlington February 12: DAvenport at 6PM ISEA Office 1035 Lincoln Road, Suite 301 February 19: Muscatine 6PM … Continue reading

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DES MOINES AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD SHOULD PUT SAFETY FIRST

  DES MOINES – Today, AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the Des Moines Airport Authority’s decision to schedule a Board vote for tomorrow on the pending contract with Pro-Tec Fire Services:   “The … Continue reading

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C.O.P.E Convention Date Change

                It has come to our attention that the 2014 Iowa Federation of Labor C.O.P.E Convention has come into conflict with the Political Parties District Conventions.                 The Iowa Federation of Labor has made the  decision to move the C.O.P.E … Continue reading

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The legislators are back at the capitol Anything can happen so stay informed

By Charlie Wishman,   Iowa Federation of Labor Secretary/Treasurer         One of the most interesting reasons I have heard  about how Michigan became a “right to work” state was that labor unions were caught off guard.  As one leader put … Continue reading

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Harkin: Minimum wage will pass this year

Even with Republicans controlling the U.S. House of Representatives, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Friday he thinks a boost in the minimum wage can get through Congress this year. Harkin and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., have proposed raising the minimum … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 03 The U.S. Supreme Court rules the United Hatters Union violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by organizing a nationwide boycott of Danbury Hatters of Connecticut – 1908 U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Wages and Hours (later Fair Labor Standards) … Continue reading

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