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Davenport AT&T union workers go on strike 2017-05-20 [KWQC]

Dubuque labor union remembers workers killed on the job 2017-04-29 [ABC]

Worker*s Memorial Day ceremonies set for Friday 2017-04-27 [Gazette]

Worker Memorial Day event in Waterloo Friday 2017-04-26 [WCF Courier]

Gov signs bill to reduce workers comp benefits 2017-04-19 [Insurance Jrnl]

The War on Government-Worker Unions: Attacking Organized Labor Is Good, Divisive Politics on an Issue That Deserves Better 2017-04-14 [River Cities' Reader]

For some, legislative session has been nightmare scenario 2017-04-02 [LMT]

Unions say workers under heavy fire 2017-04-02 [WOWT]

Workers compensation bill is a disaster for state GOP 2017-03-26 [Des Moines Register]

GOP pushes overhaul of workers comp through House 2017-03-18 [Courier]

State House approves scaled-back workers' comp bill 2017-03-17 [Des Moines Register]

Waterloo council supports public union rights 2017-03-14 [The Courier]

Council declares support for union workers 2017-03-14 [The Messenger]

Minimum wage bill splits Iowa workers, business owners 2017-03-11 [KMTV]

Proposed changes to workers comp system face criticism 2017-03-06 [Omaha World-Herald]

Ban on mandating project labor agreements heads to state Senate floor 2017-03-02 [Des Moines Register]

AFSCME Stands by Public Workers 2017-02-25 [AFSCME]

Union files lawsuit over collective bargaining law 2017-02-22 [Jurist]

AFSCME lawsuit challenges collective bargaining law 2017-02-21 [Sioux City Jrnl]

Labor unions prepare for impact 2017-02-20 [Globe Gazette]

Leaders of teachers union, taxpayers clash on collective bargaining changes 2017-02-18 [Gazette]

Iowas moves to restrict collective bargaining for public employees 2017-02-15 [WCPN]

Collective bargaining fight rages at Capitol 2017-02-15 [Courier]

State Moves To Restrict Collective Bargaining For Public Sector Workers 2017-02-15 [NPR]

Republicans propose sweeping changes to collective bargaining laws, public unions 2017-02-12 [Des Moines Register]

Pols Should Support Workers’ Rights, Not Squash Them 2017-02-12 [AFSCME]

Lawmakers Meet with Union Workers 2017-02-12 [KMTV]

Iowa’s New Union-Busting Bill Is Worse Than Wisconsin 2017-02-10 [Labor Notes]

Lawmakers close in on new rules to blunt public unions 2017-02-10 [The Gazette]

Labor Committee sends collective bargaining changes to full Senate 2017-02-10 [Globe Gazette]

Republicans Are Set to Destroy Iowa’s Labor Unions: With the GOP now in full control of the state, 40 years of carefully negotiated agreements are about to be erased 2017-02-08 [New Republic]

Unions Irate About Governor’s Health Scheme 2017-01-10 [Labor Press]

Workers celebrate Polk County minimum wage increases 2017-01-08 [Des Moines Register]

Union reps up in arms over governor's health plan 2017-01-03 [Fort Madison Daily Democrat]

UIHC construction company accused of shorting workers' pay 2016-12-16 [Iowa City Press-Citizen]

Union workers unhappy following negotiations, Gov. Branstad's health-insurance master proposal 2016-11-25 [ABC]

Working people in unions condemn harassment and hate-cromes against against Black Hawk County, Iowa Supervisor Candidate Chris Schwartz 2016-10-30 [AFL-CIO]

Sioux City councilwoman's minimum wage stance irks county board members 2016-09-30 [Sioux City Jrnl]

Members at American Ordnance Strike for Fairness 2016-08-24 [IAM]

Des Moines mayor: $15 minimum wage for city workers 2016-08-09 [Des Moines Register]

Resident left with sour taste from strict Salvation Army program 2016-07-17 [Des Moines Register]

Striking workers protest in front of Muscatine business 2016-03-29 [The Journal]

Lawmakers should 'ban the box' on job applications 2016-03-09 [Des Moines Register]

WestRock workers continue second day of labor strike in Sioux City 2016-03-05 [Sioux City Journal]

Good pay may be way to attract more women into construction field 2016-02-21 [The Gazette]

Clinton Can't Count on Union Backing Here, Despite Endorsements: Rank-and-file support for Bernie Sanders appears to be growing 2016-02-07 [Mother Jones]

Fast-Food Workers Seeking $15 Wage to Strike Ahead of Republican Debate 2016-01-28 [MSN]

Sanders addresses union workers concerns 2016-01-27 [Des Moines Register]

First Black Workers Conference is Held 2016-01-18 [WORT]

Woodbury County union workers seek 4 percent raises 2016-01-12 [Sioux City Journal]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]