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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]

NLRB may file complaint against Penford owner Ingredion 2016-01-07 [Gazette]

Sioux City union workers gain Martin Luther King Jr. Day as paid holiday 2015-12-31 [Sioux City Jrnl]

No place for parochialism at Kraft Heinz project in Davenport 2015-12-20 [Quad-City Times]

Waterloo union contracts up for a vote 2015-12-14 [WCF Courier]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]