Daily Archives: May 28, 2015

Please see below talking points and message from EVP Gebre’s office re: the United Way and Guild issue.

Many of you have heard about an anti-union campaign that United Way Worldwide conducted at its Alexandria VA headquarters.   In the last week,  leaders of The Newspaper Guild/CWA have been in discussions with top management at United Way to reach … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Conflicting signals in Iowa jobs April setback in nonfarm jobs, but unemployment rate also falls

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa nonfarm jobs dropped for the first time in seven months, by 1,700 in April, according to the latest estimates from Iowa Workforce Development and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state unemployment rate fell … Continue reading

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New Rules for Overtime

The AFL-CIO has serious concern for millions of workers suffering from grossly outdated federal overtime regulations. President Obama and his Administration have been working hard at finding a practical solution and in the coming weeks, the Department of Labor is … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 29 Animators working for Walt Disney begin what was to become a successful 5-week strike for recognition of their union, the Screen Cartoonists’ Guild. The animated feature Dumbo was being created at the time and, according to Wikipedia, a … Continue reading

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