Daily Archives: February 5, 2014

Smith.Homan and Hatch comment on Court Ruling

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Court Ruling of Iowa Juvenile Home    “I’m pleased with the Court’s ruling today.  It was a terrible mistake to close the Iowa Juvenile Home and, as Branstad officials finally admitted yesterday, … Continue reading

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Polk County judge orders Iowa Juvenile Home reopened

A Polk County District Court judge, in an unprecedented move, ruled today against Gov. Terry Branstad and ordered the state of Iowa to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home. Declaring that “we are a nation of laws, and not a nation … Continue reading

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Take Action for Safety at the Des Moines Airport

Iowa Federation Sisters and Brother – please take some time to take action on this issue! Ken Sagar, Iowa Federation of Labor President Dear Sisters and Brothers, The Des Moines Airport Authority Board has delayed taking action on the outsourcing … Continue reading

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Sodders: Iowa already lost two troubled girls due to Iowa Juvenile Home closure

 

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Contract would leave DSM airport with 3 firefighters on-duty

The debate over a plan to hire a private firefighting company at Des Moines’ airport grew louder Tuesday as airport officials listened to public comments about the proposal. “My wife is flying into this airport tonight and I feel better … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on NLRB Election Rules

February 5, 2014 We applaud the National Labor Relations Board for proposing these common-sense rules to reduce delay in the NLRB election process. Similar rules were adopted by the NLRB more than two years ago after an exhaustive public rulemaking … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 07 Union miners in Cripple Creek, Colo., begin what is to become a five-month strike that started when mine owners cut wages to $2.50 a day, from $3. The state militia was called out in support of the strikers—the … Continue reading

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