Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

New contract deal reached at Keokuk Steel Castings

Union employees working for Keokuk Steel Castings will get raises under a new contract. Jerry Kearn of the negotiating committee announced that a new three year labor contract was ratified on Sunday.  The agreement calls for increases in wages each of the three … Continue reading

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USW Members Vote to Ratify Five-Year Contract with Alcoa

  PITTSBURGH (June 6) – United Steelworkers (USW) union members, in a secret ballot vote, have ratified a new five-year labor agreement with Alcoa covering some 6,000 workers at 11 U.S. locations. The agreement provides for a ratification bonus of … Continue reading

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Pharrell

June 10, 2014 This week, our Low-Wage Villain of the Week is someone who might be unhappy about being perceived as on the wrong side of working people, Pharrell. http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Corporate-Greed/Low-Wage-Villain-of-the-Week-Pharrell In our new regular feature, we’ll be taking a look … Continue reading

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Branstad administration draws ire for Veterans Home project

Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration acted illegally and risked federal money to redesign a $105 million construction project at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, multiple current and former state employees testified before lawmakers Monday. Among their accusations: The administration allowed … Continue reading

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Labor History

  June 11 Representatives from the AFL, Knights of Labor, populists, railroad brotherhoods and other trade unions hold a unity conference in St. Louis but fail to overcome their differences – 1894 (Welcome to the Union: Don’t let management’s voice … Continue reading

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