Daily Archives: July 17, 2014

Harkin scolds Branstad for not welcoming immigrant kids

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin scolded Gov. Terry Branstad Thursday, said the Republican governor’s stance against welcoming detained Central American children to Iowa is contrary to the state’s traditions. “I am disappointed that Gov. Branstad has stated that we somehow shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Q & A: Unions in today’s world with Hawkeye Labor Council executive director

The Hawkeye Labor Council is the AFL-CIO umbrella organization for unions in Linn, Iowa, Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Delaware and Jones counties. The concept of the council is that unions can accomplish more working together to promote social and economic justice … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 18 The Brotherhood of Telegraphers begins an unsuccessful 3-week strike against the Western Union Telegraph Co. – 1883 Some 35,000 Chicago stockyard workers strike – 1919 Hospital workers win 113-day union recognition strike in Charleston, S.C. – 1969

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