Daily Archives: November 24, 2014

USW Charges Honeywell with Illegally Locking Out its Workers

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    Nov. 10, 2014   Metropolis, Ill. – The United Steelworkers (USW) and USW Local 7-669 filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Nov. 10, 2014 concerning Honeywell Corp.’s lockout of its union … Continue reading

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Executive orders have key place in history

Presidential executive orders are hardly the way to change laws and build consensus, or goodwill, with the legislative branch or allow states a say in policy through their elected leaders. They’re unilateral directives to federal agencies to enforce measures never … Continue reading

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Worker recieves final paycheck after 15 months

After 15 months and assistance from the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, Kossiwa Agbenowassi has finally received her final paycheck of more than $2,300 from Outback Steakhouse. Agbenowassi was given a chance to tell her story Friday at … Continue reading

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Pay to Play movie screening

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December 02, 2014 at  7:00 PM in Des Moines , IA at Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll. This is the event rescheduled from November 12th. This late fall and winter activists across the country will gather in living rooms, theaters … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Job Drop in October

Job Deficit in Recovery Stands at 46,000 IOWA CITY, Iowa (Nov. 21, 2014) — Iowa nonfarm jobs dipped slightly in October but remained ahead of last year as the unemployment rate dropped from 4.6 percent to 4.5 percent. The Iowa … Continue reading

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Lee County Stewards School

Buddy Howard‎Lee County Labor Council Thanks to all who attended Stewards class Saturday. Thanks to Robin Clark-Bennett for making it interesting. Thanks to Iowa Fed for sponsoring, Fraternal Council for splitting food with LCLC. Chintz’s for a nice meal. Thanks … Continue reading

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Helping Hands at Lee County Labor Council

At the Keokuk Labor Temple through Dec. 18 there is an opportunity to join our fight against corporate greed and union busting. Take a hand off of the tree and sign your name or the name of your local or … Continue reading

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Des Moines Henry County Labor Council Meeting

Friendly reminder that tonight is the Des Moines Henry County Labor Council meeting. It begins at 6PM at the Machinists Hall. The agenda is pasted below. We will meet with two City Council Election for the special election in Burlington … Continue reading

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Hawkeye Labor Council Video

Hawkeye Labor Council – Unions Video

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Iowa City Fed Game Night

The Iowa City Federation of Labor will host a game night on Tuesday, December 9, 6-10 pm at the Union Hall, 940 S. Gilbert Court in Iowa City. We share this space with the Center for Worker Justice, whose Director … Continue reading

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Labor History

November 24 Led by Samuel Gompers, who would later found the American Federation of Labor, Cigarmakers’ Int’l Union Local 144 is chartered in New York City – 1875 November 25 Some 10,000 New Orleans workers, black and white, participate in … Continue reading

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