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Today's news - Iowa

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]

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]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]