Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

Two Central Labor Councils have new presidents, and one is still vacant

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              Shelley Parbs, decided not to run again for the Hawkeye Labor Council this year, after serving as the president since 2010. Kelly Steinke was elected to replace Parbs at the February meeting.               Parbs works has worked at Rockwell … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Intensifies Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

(Washington, DC) This week, the AFL-CIO is making a simple request of Congress: the House of Representatives should vote on the bipartisan Senate immigration bill that passed overwhelmingly last June.  The US Senate voted 68-32 last June in support of … Continue reading

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Obradovich: Branstad was in the dark on secret deals?

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds used the word “transparent” or “transparency” five times in less than four minutes Monday while responding to questions about settlement payments to former state employees. The settlements in question were apparently so far from transparent that Reynolds said … Continue reading

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It’s time to Raise the Wage

It’s time to raise Iowa’s minimum wage. Are you in? The vast majority of Iowans support raising the minimum wage. Small business owners, faith leaders, and workers have come together — now it’s your turn. Iowa’s minimum wage hasn’t gone … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 19 In an effort to block massive layoffs and end a strike, New York City moves to condemn and seize Fifth Avenue Coach, the largest privately owned bus company in the world – 1962 U.S. Supreme Court upholds the … Continue reading

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