Daily Archives: May 14, 2014

State auditor agrees to review Secretary of State scandal

Iowa’s auditor today agreed to investigate whether a political appointee who was paid for about seven months after his job was eliminated conducted any state work. Secretary of State Matt Schultz allowed former chief deputy director Jim Gibbons to continue … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Trumka on Turkish Mining Disaster

  May 14, 2014 Today’s news that more than 200 coal miners in Turkey have lost their lives on the job and an untold number are still trapped in the mine is a tragedy.  The thoughts and prayers of millions … Continue reading

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Iowa yanks 80+ names from ‘do-not-hire’ list

More than 80 people have been removed — at least temporarily — from Iowa’s so-called “do-not-hire” lists, state officials said late Tuesday. The list, which state leaders until last month denied existed, is controversial because worker rights advocates say it … Continue reading

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Kerry Bowen at the Polk County Democratic Dinner where she received the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award

Photos by Rachelle Long Photos by Rachelle Long All your friends wish you all the best as you have earned this award as you are a special person who dedicates your time providing service that benefits all of us.   Link … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor leader says Iowa has too few OSHA inspectors

The leader of one of Iowa’s largest unions says the state doesn’t employ enough inspectors to check worksites for health and safety violations. “Workplaces are kind of like highways, if you will, and if you don’t have enough state troopers, … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 15 U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Samuel Gompers and other union leaders for supporting a boycott at the Buck Stove and Range Co. in St. Louis, where workers were striking for a 9-hour day. A lower court … Continue reading

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