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Today's news - Iowa

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]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]