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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]

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]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]