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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]