Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

COPE 2014 May 3

USW 310 Hall , 125 NW Broadway, Des Moines Registration: 9 AM to 1 PM 10:30 – COPE Committee Meeting 12: 00 – Lunch 12:30 – Sgt. at Arms 12:30 – Rules 12:30 – Roll Call 1:00 PM – Convention … Continue reading

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Lawsuit challenges state’s ‘do not hire’ list

Iowa’s state government has illegally used a so-called “do not hire” list for decades, a lawsuit filed Monday claims. The lawsuit argues that the state has created “blacklists” despite multiple rulings by administrative law judges warning against the practice. The … Continue reading

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Check out Workers Memorial Day Events Coverage

http://www.iowaworkforce.org/news/XcNewsPlus.asp?cmd=view&articleid=2996   http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/04/25/ceremony-remembers-fallen-workers/   http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/iowa-workers-who-died-on-the-job-honored/article_5785b248-e38b-557f-ade4-21308806733a.html   http://qctimes.com/news/local/remembering-workers-killed-on-the-job/article_93446f36-95bd-5059-9f8d-cc9a25cb8e9f.html   http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/04/25/ceremony-remembers-fallen-workers/   http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Political-Group-Ad-256726161.html   http://qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=678994&query=workers+memorial+day   http://www.whoradio.com/articles/1040-who-radio-news-121648/61-fallen-iowa-workers-honored-12290762/   http://wcfcourier.com/business/local/worker-memorial-day-observed-monday-by-local-labor-council/article_3b4861f3-bec3-5a81-8673-a4423def4a67.html   http://www.clintonherald.com/topnews/x749163056/Labor-Congress-event-begins-at-1-p-m-Monday   http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Labor-Leaders-Remember-61-Iowa-Workers-Who-Died-on-the-Job-257087691.html   http://wcfcourier.com/business/local/fallen-workers-remembered-at-waterloo-memorial/article_e65cccd3-fac4-555b-8bb6-47c4d54286eb.html   http://www.ktiv.com/story/25373169/2014/04/28/labor-council-honors-fallen-workers-calls-for-stronger-safety-laws   http://www.clintonherald.com/local/x493482333/Workers-remembered-with-video   http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Labor-Leaders-Remember-61-Iowa-Workers-Who-Died-on-the-Job-257087691.html    

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Raise the Wage May Day March Waterloo Iowa

Thursday May 1st Americans for Democratic Action in partnership with the Raise the Wage Iowa Coalition 5-5:30 Cash Bomb at Popcorn Heaven 403 Franklin St Franklin St. Show your support for a brand new local small business who despite just … Continue reading

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Farmworkers Launch Largest Organizing Campaign Since Chavez

     Effort will confront Reynolds American’s failure to guarantee basic labor rights April 29, 2014 DUDLEY, NC – Today, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) announced a multinational campaign to give a voice and much needed rights to thousands of … Continue reading

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Iowa View: Making firings public would invade worker privacy

Much of the current discussion about how to treat public employee personnel files has been a one-sided debate. As the representative of 40,000 public sector and private sector employees, our union wants the public to know the other side of … Continue reading

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Labor History

April 30 An explosion at the Everettville mine in Everettville, W. Va., kills 109 miners, many of whom lie in unmarked graves to this day – 1927 The Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board implements new rules to speed up … Continue reading

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