Daily Archives: February 20, 2015

Black Hawk County supervisors back campaign restrictions

WATERLOO | The Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors is supporting a grassroots effort for a constitutional amendment to put limits on campaign spending. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse a resolution calling for legislative and congressional action to … Continue reading

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AFSCME Legislative Update: February 20, 2015

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Mental Health Institutes Bill Passes Senate Subcommittee Senate File 140, a bill filed by State Senator Rich Taylor, has passed out of a Senate subcommittee. This bill, if enacted into law, would prevent the governor from continuing his unilateral process … Continue reading

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Iowa Federation of Labor Legislative Conference Photos

Click here to view photos from the Iowa Federation of Labor Legislative Conference – 2015

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In 24 Hours FairPoint, Walmart and Steelworkers Show Collective Action Makes a Difference

February 20, 2015 AFL-CIO Communications Director Eric Hauser issued the following statement in light of recent worker victories:   “What a difference a day makes. In the past 24 hours, Walmart workers got a raise, IBEW and CWA workers settled … Continue reading

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Mental hospital layoffs to start soon, union says

Administrators at two state mental hospitals told employees this week that they soon will start being laid off, raising questions about the governor’s pledge to work with legislators on his plan to shut the facilities down, a union leader said … Continue reading

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Taking a closer look at the ‘Injustice on Our Plates’

The University of Iowa’s Spring 2015 Food for Thought theme semester is well under way, engaging the campus and communities across the state in conversations around the myriad ways in which food connects us all. Food is both intensely personal … Continue reading

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Workers need protection from wage theft

Rick Moyle, guest columnist February 20, 2015 | 7:51 am What do we think of when we hear the term wage theft? It is not as simple as employer stealing money from an employee — or is it? Wage theft … Continue reading

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Labor History

A state law was enacted in California providing the 8-hour day for most workers, but it was not effectively enforced – 1868 Transportation-Communication Employees Union merges with Brotherhood of Railway, Airline & Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express & Station Employees … Continue reading

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