Daily Archives: June 26, 2014

6-day language makes it into House appropriations bill

June 25, 2014—Language mandating six-day mail delivery—intentionally left out of the draft version of the House Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government’s Fiscal Year 2015 spending bill—was successfully reinserted into the measure that was approved on Wednesday by a … Continue reading

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Around Iowa: Court rules on severance pay bargaining

An appeals court says Iowa school districts cannot unilaterally cut employees’ severance pay and must instead bargain any changes with unions. The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday against the Fort Dodge school district, which proposed a plan in 2012 … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Noel Canning v. NLRB Supreme Court Ruling

June 26, 2014 Today’s ruling clears up the legal landscape on a question both Democratic and Republican presidents have faced for decades – the circumstances under which the United States Constitution allows them to make temporary recess appointments to executive … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 27 Emma Goldman, women’s rights activist and radical, born in Lithuania. She came to the U.S. at age 17 – 1869 The Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the “Wobblies,” is founded at a 12-day-long convention in … Continue reading

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