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Photo Gallery: Iowans rally for fair contract from Bridgestone-Firestone

On Thursday, approximately 250 people, members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 310 and their supporters, marched over NW 2nd Street in a show of solidarity as the union engaged in contract negotiations with Bridgestone-Firestone. Local 310 represents almost 900 workers […]

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Planned Parenthood workers in Iowa and four other states join fight to unionize

Four-hundred Planned Parenthood employees across 28 Midwest clinics may soon be unionized. The majority of Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) workers have joined SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa, filing for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: SEIU Local 199 fights to secure ‘care for caregivers’

Best of the CRANDIC winner: Hardest Fightin’ Union — Union of Iowa’s Caregivers (SEIU Local 199) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 199 is a union that fights for healthcare workers and other caregivers in Iowa. They conduct collective bargaining […]

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Thousands of John Deere workers strike, and Iowa Republican leaders ‘don’t have anything to say about it’

More than 6,000 John Deere workers in Iowa went on strike at midnight on Thursday, in the biggest labor action the state has seen in more than three decades. Contract negotiations between the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers […]

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‘The way things are is not sustainable’: Faculty Forward Iowa and the state of organized labor

The Iowa Board of Regents thought the public comment period at its April 18 meeting was finished. They were wrong. As Board President Michael Richards announced comments were closed, several people wearing the bright orange T-shirts of Faculty Forward Iowa […]

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