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Des Moines workers are the unhappiest in the nation 2018-02-12 [KRNA]

Fast Food Workers to Rally for Increased Wages 2018-02-12 [WHO]

Woodbury County Supervisors approve pay raises for non-union workers and dept. heads 2018-01-31 [Sioux City Jrnl]

Activists push for minimum wage hike 2018-01-10 [The Times]

Pregnant workers could get more protections: ACLU of Iowa introducing bill 2018-01-06 [We Are IA]

Tyson workers suffer severe burns in processing plant accident 2018-01-02 [KCCI]

Year in review: Iowa's collective bargaining rights dwindle 2018-01-01 [The Gazette]

Clarion workers who went weeks without pay receive free gifts and groceries 2017-12-23 [ABC]

DuPont lays off undisclosed number of Iowa workers 2017-12-20 [USA Today]

Chemical exposure results in injuries, pink slips at Iowa wind blade maker, lawsuits claim 2017-12-20 [Des Moines Register]

A renewable-energy company is allegedly getting workers sick and firing them 2017-12-20 [Quartz]

UI Hospitals nurses lose court fight over union contract with regents 2017-12-12 [The Press-Citizen]

Four burned during workplace accident at Tyson processing plant, police say 2017-12-05 [Des Moines Reigster]

New collective bargaining laws do not apply to union contract, judge rule 2017-12-02 [Des Moines Register]

Most Iowa wages have stagnated. But the rich keep getting richer 2017-11-26 [The Register]

High number of road construction work zone deaths is seen 2017-11-25 [Albany Times-Union]

Organized Labor: Make Next Round of Voting Fairer for Public Workers 2017-11-20 [NPR]

Organized Labor: Make Next Round of Union Voting Fairer for Public Workers 2017-11-20 [IPR]

Teachers association appeals judge's decision on collective bargaining lawsuit 2017-11-14 [The Register]

Govt workers defy attempt to weaken their unions 2017-11-14 [Pekin Daily Times]

US Postal Service workers in Iowa picket to protest job cuts 2017-11-09 [KCCI]

Health coverage plans shift cost to state workers 2017-11-05 [Gazette]

The Democrats: Unmoored and unable to compete 2017-10-31 [on labor ]

Educators reject attacks on their unions 2017-10-28 [NEA Today]

GOP law fails to break Iowa's largest public-sector union 2017-10-27 [Bleeding Heartland]

93 percent of Iowa unions vote to recertify 2017-10-27 [Quad-City Times]

Judge dismisses Iowa teachers association's collective bargaining lawsuit 2017-10-21 [Des Moines Register]

Protesters storm Ankeny Burger King after employee's firing 2017-09-29 [The Register]

Grinnell Dining Workers Launch Campaign To Represent All Student Campus Workers 2017-09-25 [Workers Independent News]

Grinnell College Student Workers Seek to Expand Their Union 2017-09-21 [IA PR]

Iowa City rally highlights setbacks to immigrants and workers 2017-09-15 [The Gazette]

High stakes for Iowa's public workers as union recertification votes begin 2017-09-11 [The Register]

GOP Gov Reynolds: Ending overtime for 2,800 workers has 'relatively small impact' 2017-09-06 [Des Moines Register]

This Labor Day workers continue to stand strong together 2017-09-04 [Des Moines Register]

Democratic-governor hopefuls back bargaining rights 2017-08-25 [Quad City Times]

State Capitol Workers to Receive Active Shooter Training 2017-08-09 [USNews]

Union re-certification process moves forward under Iowa's new collective bargaining laws 2017-08-06 [Des Moines Register]

Public Workers Face Recertification Votes--High Bar Set to Remain Unionized 2017-07-27 [IA PR]

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful floats $15 minimum wage 2017-07-20 [Sioux City Jrnl]

Univ Iowa health care union sues the Board of Regents over contract 2017-07-07 [ABC]

SEIU Pres Cathy Glasson exploring run for governor in 2018 2017-06-01 [ABC]

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]

This month in labour history

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]