Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

Deere, UAW begin talks on contract covering 10,000 workers

Deere & Co. and the United Auto Workers have started negotiations on a new master labor agreement that covers about 10,000 manufacturing workers at 12 facilities, including plants in five Iowa cities. The Moline, Ill.,-based farm and construction equipment manufacturer said Tuesday the … Continue reading

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The 24th Annual East Central Iowa – Northwestern Illinois AFL-CIO Hall of Fame Banquet is set for Friday October 23rd.

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The purpose of this event is to honor those in the Labor Movement who have most faithfully embodied the spirit of solidarity and given their working years to the cause of justice at the workplace and gone above and beyond … Continue reading

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Medicaid Shift “a train wreck waiting to happen”

Des Moines, Iowa – The state is moving relatively quietly toward one of the most massive shifts in government in memory, turning the massive Medicaid program over to private health care providers. Gov. Terry Branstad and other backers of the … Continue reading

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Iowa Labor Endorsements for current elections

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Endorsements to-date South Central Iowa Federation of Labor Ames School Board • Lewis Rosser Des Moines Public School Board • Royce Turner- AT LARGE • Heather Anderson- District 1 • Edgar Ortiz-District 2 • Natasha Newcomb-District 3 I35 School Board … Continue reading

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Cedar Rapids Talks Stall as Ingredion Continues Consession Demands

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After two days of meetings, contract negotiations between Ingredion Inc. and representatives of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 100G have been suspended until early September. The collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 160 union members at the … Continue reading

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Small-business owner supports minimum wage hike

Ever since I stood up at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting and said “I’m a small-business owner who favors raising the minimum wage,” I’ve been getting a lot of feedback — on social networks, on the street, and in my restaurant. A lot … Continue reading

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August 26 Fannie Sellins and Joseph Starzeleski are murdered by coal company guards on a picket line in Brackenridge, Pa. Sellins was a United Mine Workers of America organizer and Starzeleski was a miner – 1919 (Sixteen Tons carries the … Continue reading

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