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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]

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]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]