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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]