Daily Archives: May 14, 2015

IFC, union clarify work goals

DES MOINES – A meeting between the state, Iowa Fertilizer Company, and a local labor representative was held Friday to discuss a recent construction layoff and worries by those left unemployed that outside labor would replace them. The layoffs occurred … Continue reading

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Press Conference – Closing Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute

Saturday, May 16th Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute: 1200 East Washington Street 10: 00 am – 12:00 pm Senator Tom Courtney and members of the Des Moines Henry County Labor Council will hold a press conference and a rally protesting … Continue reading

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Renewing the fight for safe workplaces

On April 28 every year the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe workplaces. I am saddened that this day receives … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 15 Pope Leo XIII issues revolutionary encyclical ‘Rerum novarum’ in defense of workers and the right to organize. Forty years later to the day, Pope Pius XI issues ‘Quadragesimo anno,’ believed by many to be even more radical than … Continue reading

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