Daily Archives: May 4, 2015

Fertilizer labor leaders schedule meeting in Des Moines

Only 200 of 1,370 laid-off construction workers have been recalled at plant.   By REX L. TROUTE rtroute@thehawkeye.com Local labor leaders, disappointed with recent developments at the Iowa Fertilizer Co. plant near Wever, in which non-union, out-of-state workers are being … Continue reading

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There is still time to reach agreements to help all Iowans

By Tom Courtney, State Senator, Burlington   It’s a sad day in Iowa when a lobbyist claiming to represent small businesses had these responses[“Small business dodged bad bills this session,” April 28] when modest reforms approved by the Iowa Senate are … Continue reading

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ARA Friday Alert

Alliance Members Testify before NYC City Council, Rally to Oppose TPP Agreement Leaders from the Alliance joined other representatives from New York City’s labor, environmental, and social justice groups in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on Monday, testifying before … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 04 Haymarket massacre. A bomb is thrown as Chicago police start to break up a rally for strikers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. A riot erupts, 11 police and strikers die, mostly from gunfire, and scores more are … Continue reading

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