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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]

Teachers association appeals judge's decision on collective bargaining lawsuit 2017-11-14 [The Register]

Govt workers defy attempt to weaken their unions 2017-11-14 [Pekin Daily Times]

US Postal Service workers in Iowa picket to protest job cuts 2017-11-09 [KCCI]

Health coverage plans shift cost to state workers 2017-11-05 [Gazette]

The Democrats: Unmoored and unable to compete 2017-10-31 [on labor ]

Educators reject attacks on their unions 2017-10-28 [NEA Today]

GOP law fails to break Iowa's largest public-sector union 2017-10-27 [Bleeding Heartland]

93 percent of Iowa unions vote to recertify 2017-10-27 [Quad-City Times]

 VIDEO Judge dismisses Iowa teachers association's collective bargaining lawsuit 2017-10-21 [Des Moines Register]

Protesters storm Ankeny Burger King after employee's firing 2017-09-29 [The Register]

Grinnell Dining Workers Launch Campaign To Represent All Student Campus Workers 2017-09-25 [Workers Independent News]

Grinnell College Student Workers Seek to Expand Their Union 2017-09-21 [IA PR]

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]

 VIDEO 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]

This month in labour history

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

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

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

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

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

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]