Daily Archives: February 13, 2014

AFSCME IOWA COUNCIL 61 PEOPLE COMMITTEE AND TEAMSTERS LOCALS 90, 120, 238, AND 554 ENDORSE JACK HATCH FOR GOVERNOR

  CEDAR RAPIDS – Today, the AFSCME Iowa Council 61 PEOPLE Committee and Teamsters Locals 90, 120, 238, and 554 announced their endorsement of Jack Hatch for Governor.   “Jack Hatch is the leader that we need in order to … Continue reading

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National Labor Relations Board Finds Evidence South Slope Actions Violated Federal Labor Law

NORTH LIBERTY, IA—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found sufficient evidence to prosecute South Slope Telecommunications Cooperative with three separate violations of federal labor law. South Slope employees represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) filed unfair labor … Continue reading

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Alcoa celebrates $300M automotive expansion

Alcoa Inc. celebrated the completion of a $300 million expansion Wednesday that will drive the next chapter of growth for the company’s Davenport Works as it works to meet the automobile industry’s increasing appetite for aluminum. With Iowa Gov. Terry … Continue reading

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Opening Comments from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City on 6% Allowable Growth

    Mr. Speaker, Ladies and Gentlemen of the House my amendment is very simple.    It follows the law, it sets allowable growth for our public schools at 6% for the 2015-2016 school year.       During the … Continue reading

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Editorial: The falling minimum wage

Iowa House Democrats introduced a bill last month that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016. The proposal closely resembles a national plan favored by many congressional Democrats, including Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, that would raise the … Continue reading

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