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Families of three workers who died of Covid-19 sue Tyson for lying about outbreak 2020-06-30 [Counter]

Families of 3 deceased workers sue Tyson over Iowa outbreak 2020-06-26 [AP]

As many as 1,200 workers still not back at Smithfield after COVID-19 outbrea 2020-06-16 [Sioux Falls Argus Leader]

 VIDEO The Death March, Slavery, Meat Plant Workers & Covid-19 For more info 2020-05-13 [LVP]

Outbreak at Tyson plant infected 1,031 workers 2020-05-10 [FOX]

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO calls for COVID-19 worker protections 2020-04-21 [CBS]

Union Criticizes Governor, DOC After Prison Worker Tests Positive 2020-04-13 [WHO Radio]

Union says Iowa Veterans Home workers at risk of infection 2020-04-08 [KTTC]

Tentative agreement reached between UFCW Local 222 representing union nurses and MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center 2020-01-25 [KTIV]

Teamsters host candidate forum in Cedar Rapids 2019-12-07 [Radio IA]

General Mills workers lock in benefits with new ratified contract: Bernie Sanders heralds union's achievement 2019-11-16 [Gazette]

General Mills and Cedar Rapids workers reach tentative agreement 2019-11-10 [KWWL]

New Quaker Oats contract ratified for workers 2019-11-09 [KWWL]

Workers, General Mills reach tentative deal on new contract 2019-11-09 [CBS 2 Iowa]

Amid contract dispute, union workers picket outside homes of General Mills leaders 2019-11-05 [ABC]

Bernie Sanders defends staff compensation after complaints his campaign is not paying $15 an hour 2019-07-21 [Des Moines Register]

Iowa Board of Regents receives almost meaningless penalty for violating the law in contract talks with UI grad student union 2019-06-22 [Little Village Mag]

A nurse was beaten unconscious. Now, more workers attacked at Iowa mental health facility 2019-06-22 [State Farmer]

As Democratic Candidates Gather in Iowa, Sanders Marches Alongside McDonald*s Workers to Demand $15 Minimum Wage 2019-06-10 [Common Dreams]

Bernie Sanders joins striking McDonald*s workers in Cedar Rapids 2019-06-08 [We Are IA]

Sanders to rally with McDonald's workers demanding $15 minimum wage 2019-06-06 [The Hill]

Union employees vote to authorize strike against Arconic 2019-05-31 [KWQC]

McDonald's Workers Protest Pay And Harassment, NYC Mayor Joins In 2019-05-24 [Iowa Public Radio]

 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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]