Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Quad-City Fed endorses in school board races

The Quad-City Federation of Labor announced Monday its endorsements for the Sept. 12 school board elections in Davenport and Bettendorf. The federation picked three candidates in Davenport. It endorsed a single candidate in Bettendorf. Both school districts will see a robust ballot … Continue reading

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Union Lawyer Warns of Lawsuits on Overtime Pay

Iowa’s largest public employees union is warning of likely legal action after hundreds of government workers lost their overtime rights as of July 1st. Under Iowa’s new collective bargaining law, professional employees who hold 160 different government jobs will no … Continue reading

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Union Made School Supplies

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UI’s current lowest wage for student employees? $8.20

More than half of the 10,000-plus undergraduate student employees at the University of Iowa make less than $10.10 per hour this year, according to data recently released by the university. The $10.10 level represents the local minimum wage for 2017 … Continue reading

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STATEMENT FROM IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER MARK SMITH

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“Congratulations to Dr. Phil Miller on tonight’s decisive victory in Southeast Iowa. Dr. Miller will be a strong voice for the people of his district next session. His victory shows the people of Iowa are tired of divisive politics. They expect us … Continue reading

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WE’RE NOT FOOLS, SENATORS GRASSLEY AND ERNST: MEDICAID IS WORKING

Right now we have a reprieve on behalf of Americans who need and deserve health care. But we know this is just the beginning. Over the past few weeks Iowa Citizen Action Network has been reaching out to Iowans – … Continue reading

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Labor History

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Labor Quote of the Day: Knights of Labor “We mean to uphold the dignity of labor.” From their initiation oath August 10 The Air Line Pilots Association is founded at a meeting in Chicago attended by 24 activists from across the … Continue reading

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