Daily Archives: April 1, 2014

New State Data: Senate UI Agreement Would Benefit 2.8 Million Job-Seekers

Senate voted 64-34 today to proceed with five-month extension WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor estimates that the bipartisan Senate agreement to extend the emergency unemployment insurance program would benefit nearly 2.8 million people. The estimates highlight how many people … Continue reading

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Iowa’s practice of banning fired workers stuns labor leader, who calls it a ‘blacklist’

By RYAN J. FOLEY  Associated Press April 01, 2014 – 1:48 pm EDT IOWA CITY, Iowa — The longtime president of Iowa’s largest public employees union said he was outraged to learn about the executive branch’s widespread practice of barring some … Continue reading

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Keeping Iowa’s debates honest, factual and in perspective

FRIENDS: The Iowa Policy Project has been watching Iowa’s job picture for more than 10 years with a monthly review of the state’s job data as it is released. Along with our annual reports on The State of Working Iowa, … Continue reading

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THE REGULARS: What’s the reason for Branstad’s efforts to remove Godfrey?

Sioux Cityans can be proud of the job that native son Chris Godfrey is doing as Iowa’s workers’ compensation commissioner. The 1991 East High grad was appointed to the post by Gov. Tom Vilsack in 2006 and was confirmed unanimously … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Salutes Champions of Working Families: Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, John Boehner

  Labor federation lauds congressional heroes for their key votes in 2013 To view 2013 Scorecard click here   (Washington, DC, April 1, 2014) – The AFL-CIO released its legislative scorecard today to grade how well senators and representatives served … Continue reading

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John L Lewis Museum

April 1, the United Mine Workers of America dedicates the John L. Lewis Mining and Labor Museum at Lewis’ boyhood home in Lucas, Iowa – 1990 May 3, 2014 the museum will be  hosting their Appreciation Day, from 10 AM … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 02 The Union Label Trades Department is chartered by the American Federation of Labor. Its mission: promote the products and services produced in America by union members, especially those products identified by a union label, shop card, store card, … Continue reading

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