Daily Archives: May 19, 2014

Muscatine WIN Committee:

We are scheduled to have our regular monthly WIN Meeting on Wednesday, May 21st. NOTE: Instead of meeting at the library at 6:30, we will meet at Bonnie Adkins home at 6PM and do a PHONE BANK in support of … Continue reading

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The National Labor Relations Board, Communications Workers of America, and South Slope Cooperative Communications have reached a settlement agreement.

  National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) charges against South Slope arising from recent contract negotiations were scheduled for hearing May 7, 2014. Prior to the NLRB hearing, the parties agreed to a mutually acceptable settlement. Talks continued after the agreement … Continue reading

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Congressman Mark Pocan endorses Pat Murphy for Iowa’s First Congressional District

Cedar Rapids, IA – Congressman Mark Pocan joined State Representative Pat Murphy at a campaign event at the RWDSU Local 110 Hall in Cedar Rapids. Congressman Pocan represents Madison in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. Like Pat Murphy, Mark Pocan served … Continue reading

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IPP JobWatch: Boost in April Jobs — Can Iowa Sustain It?

IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 16, 2014) — Iowa nonfarm jobs rose to a record high in April as the state’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent. The nonpartisan Iowa Policy Project released this statement from executive director Mike Owen: “April … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 19 Two hundred sixteen miners die from an explosion and its aftermath at the Fraterville Mine in Anderson County, Tenn. All but three of Fraterville’s adult males were killed. The mine had a reputation for fair contracts and pay—miners … Continue reading

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