Daily Archives: November 12, 2014

Make this Thanksgiving a Union one

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Growing our infrastructure will grow Iowa

Infrastructure has long been the backbone to the American economy. Many point to the interstate highway system, but there’s another critical piece of American infrastructure that is too often ignored: the 2.5 million miles of pipelines across the United States. … Continue reading

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The Register’s Editorial: State workers’ lawsuit shows there is no free lunch

Back in 2011, when the Branstad administration eliminated certain meal reimbursements for state workers, there was ample reason to think the move would not produce the promised savings. A year before, Gov. Chet Culver had proposed similar policy revisions, but … Continue reading

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Workforce director’s decision reversed

An arbitrator has ruled that Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert overstepped her bounds when she promoted a judge who had been demoted after complaints that she created a hostile work environment. The arbitrator’s decision settles a dispute between the … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Announces National Summit on Wages

Major Event to Launch Bold Year of Action to be held Jan. 7, 2015 (Washington, D.C. Nov. 12, 2014) – The AFL-CIO announced today that it would hold the first-ever National Summit on Wages this January, laying claim to a … Continue reading

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New Iowa Law Helps Seniors Protect Against Financial Abuse

Play Audio in Browser Window PHOTO: Who will make financial decisions for you if you’re unable to make them yourself? A new campaign kicks off statewide today, educating Iowans about a new Uniform of Power of Attorney Act to help … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 10 Sit-down strike begins at Austin, Minn., Hormel plant with the help of a Wobbly organizer, leading to the creation of the Independent Union of All Workers. Labor historians believe this may have been the first sit-down strike of … Continue reading

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