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 VIDEO Union workers to hold rally midst Arconic contract negotiations 2019-05-16 [KWQC]

General Mills USA: Iowa workers vote to join RWDSU 2019-01-21 [IUF]

Cedar Rapids General Mills workers unionize 2019-01-12 [Gazette]

Workers at General Mills plant in Iowa vote to unionize 2019-01-12 [Minneapolis Star-Trib]

Board approves request by Grinnell students to drop union effort 2018-12-25 [Des Moines Register]

Board approves request by Grinnell students to drop union effort 2018-12-24 [Des Moines Register]

Grinnell Student Workers Boost Union Cause by Changing the Narrative 2018-12-19 [NPQ]

Grinnell Students Drop Union Expansion Bid: Fear that Trump NLRB will undo their rights 2018-12-15 [IA PR]

Grinnell College Challenges Vote To Expand Student Workers Union 2018-12-14 [WBUR]

Grinnell Files Federal Appeal Over Vote To Expand Students Union 2018-12-11 [IA PR]

Grinnell Union Workers Vote Not To Authorize Strike 2018-12-09 [IA PR]

Grinnell: An Anti-Union (Liberal) College? 2018-12-07 [Inside Higher Ed]

Grinnell student union members to vote whether to strike Friday after administrators refuse to meet with them 2018-12-07 [Des Moines Register]

Grinnell College president: We won't bargain with student workers union while our appeal is pending 2018-12-06 [The Register]

Grinnell alumni: College should not undermine student union vote 2018-12-04 [Des Moines Register]

Grinnell student workers approve campuswide union; school's move to quash has national implications 2018-12-01 [Des Moines Register]

Grinnell College (Iowa) opposition to a student worker union could hinder organizing efforts nationwide 2018-12-01 [Shreveport Times]

Grinnell student workers approve campuswide union: school move to quash has national implications 2018-11-30 [Des Moines Register]

2 leave Iowa labor agency after hostile workplace complaints 2018-11-27 [Albany Times Union]

Pioneering Undergrad Workers Union Keeps Growing 2018-11-15 [Labour Notes]

University of Iowa faculty have less and less say in decisions, says professor association 2018-11-15 [Iowa City Press-Citizen]

Iowa union workers vote overwhelmingly to keep representation 2018-10-30 [We Are Iowa]

Supporters of Labor Center Urge University of Iowa to Reverse Cut 2018-09-08 [TSPR]

Union shows support for non-union workers 2018-09-08 [The Courier]

Iowa unions face new round of certification votes 2018-09-03 [Sioux City Jrnl]

Closing the University of Iowa Labor Center is a mistake 2018-09-02 [Des Moines Register]

*'Save Our Labor Center* forum will be Wednesday in Bettendorf For more info 2018-08-22 [QCTimes]

Arbitrator: Rockwell Collins violated union contract by outsourcing custodial work 2018-07-20 [The Gazette]

Univ IA to Close Labor Center 2018-07-13 [KIMT]

John L. Lewis museum puts Iowa history in perspective: A foray into coal country 2018-05-27 [Gazette]

Democrats target union workers who regret Trump vote 2018-05-05 [St Louis Post-Dispatch]

Democrats target union workers who regret Trump vote 2018-05-04 [Reuters]

Hy-Vee part-time workers are now eligible for health insurance 2018-05-03 [Des Moines Register]

Officials reverse course on proposed new hurdle for union elections 2018-04-11 [Des Moines Register]

Local leaders in labor come together to study labor history, tackle the present 2018-04-09 [Daily Iowan]

Officials may add new hurdle to union certification elections 2018-04-09 [Des Moines Register]

Democrats cite deaths of Creston family in opposing Iowa bill cutting inspections 2018-03-28 [Des Moines Register]

Union members rally over Iowa state bargaining law 2018-03-27 [KETV]

Union for University of Iowa nurses appeals contract ruling 2018-03-10 [Telegraph Herald]

Union for University of Iowa nurses appeals contract ruling 2018-03-09 [Ledger-Enquirer]

University of Iowa nurses ask state Supreme Court to weigh in on contract negotiation 2018-03-08 [Press-Citizen]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

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]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [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]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

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

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [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]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [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]