Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Worker Wins Update: From the Newsroom to the Nail Salon, Workers Earn Huge Wins

WASHINGTON, DC – Workers across the country have stood up in the past month to fight for better wages and working conditions.   Gawker Writers Vote to Form Union: Today, more than 100 employees of Gawker Media joined the Writers … Continue reading

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Thank you from: Des Moines Henry County Labor Council

Thank you Senators Taylor and Courtney for your leadership on this: “Legislators worked into the evening to finalize a $1.839 billion health and human services budget bill that included provisions to keep the mental health institute in Mount Pleasant open … Continue reading

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Bipartisan agreement to keep Mental Health Institutes open for Iowa families

(Des Moines)  Leaders in the Iowa Senate Democratic Majority Caucus and the Iowa House Republican Majority Caucus have agreed to support legislation that will keep the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda Mental Health Institutes open.   “Iowa families already often struggle … Continue reading

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Unions volunteer to fix up state park

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Central Iowa Building Trades (Local Unions) and Union Sportsman Alliance (USA) are volunteering workers and materials to repair various items at Ahquabi State Park. Back in January of this year, hundreds of union workers got together for a fundraising dinner … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 05 Thirty-five members of the Teamsters, concerned about the infiltration of organized crime in the union and other issues, meet in Cleveland to form Teamsters for a Democratic Union – 1976 (Auditing Local Union Financial Records: Financial misdeeds can … Continue reading

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