Daily Archives: March 17, 2014

The Register’s Editorial: Schultz’s crusade is out of sync

Since he took office three years ago, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has focused more energy on revoking peoples’ right to vote than on getting eligible voters to turn out for elections. It seems to us Schultz has had … Continue reading

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Iowa City Fed resolution recognizes Patrick Hughes

At the February 20th, 2014 meeting of the Iowa City Federation of Labor, a resolution was passed to recognize the lifetime accomplishments of IFL President Patrick Hughes. The resolution read: “A resolution of the Iowa City Federation of Labor recognizing … Continue reading

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Kim Reynolds: Branstad administration didn’t know about secret deals

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Monday that neither she nor Gov. Terry Branstad were aware until Sunday of six secret settlements paid to former state employees, most who claim they lost their jobs because of their Democratic ties. “We found … Continue reading

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QC Rally Today

Right-to-Work, Anti-Union, Anti-Working Class, Mega  Millionaire Republican candidate for Illinois Governor, Bruce  Rauner, will be in Moline at the John Deere Pavilion (1400 River Drive) tomorrow from 11:30-12:30 (Monday March 17th).    Please join us there at 11am to make … Continue reading

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Southslope Employees Ratify Contract

Southslope employees have won their battle to fight back against attacks on standards.  A new contract was ratified today. This was a community effort to save a local coop and stop union busting on a local level. Congratulations to the … Continue reading

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Reducing Cliff Effects in Iowa Child Care Assistance

FRIENDS: One of the most significant roadblocks on the path to self-sufficiency for low-wage working parents in Iowa is the cost of child care. The statewide average cost of care in a licensed center for a 2- to 5-year-old was … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 17 The leadership of the American Federation of Labor selects the Carpenters union to lead the 8-hour movement. Carpenters throughout the country strike in April; by May 1, some 46,000 carpenters in 137 cities and towns have achieved shorter … Continue reading

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