Daily Archives: September 9, 2014

Labor Day Photos from Around Iowa

Labor Day Photos from Around Iowa Click on Albums and see all the Cities that held events

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Eastern Iowa workers celebrate union-made holiday

CEDAR RAPIDS — More than 1,700 union workers and their families gathered at Hawkeye Downs on Monday to celebrate Labor Day. The event, put on each year by the Hawkeye Labor Council, is a time to celebrate workers and reflect … Continue reading

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Jim Payton, recently retired from the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, pays tribute to veterans

In February, Jim Payton retired after many years as a proud AFSCME Local 2985 member and correctional officer at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. Jim helped keep us safe in more ways than one. Not only did … Continue reading

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Labor History

September 10 In Pennsylvania, Polish, Lithuanian and Slovak miners are gunned down by the Latimer Mine’s sheriff deputies—19 dead, more than 50 wounded—during a peaceful march from Hazelton to Latimer.   Some 3,000 were marching for collective bargaining and civil liberty.  … Continue reading

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Appel Supports Senate Plan to Reverse Citizens United

Democrat Calls for Reform of Campaign Finance Rules DES MOINES – 3rd Congressional District candidate, Staci Appel (D-Ackworth) applauded early steps by Senate Democrats today to reverse the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, one that allowed for unlimited corporate spending in campaigns … Continue reading

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