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Gov. Terry Branstad's veto that closed 36 Iowa unemployment offices last summer is unconstitutional, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled in an opinion released this morning. This is a huge victory for Iowans hoping to find a job, said Sen. Bill
A panel of Indiana lawmakers voted along party lines to move divisive right-to-work legislation to the full House of Representatives. The House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 8-5 Tuesday morning to advance a ban
The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) calls on the House Labor Committee in its hearing today on the labor row at Philippine Airlines (PAL) to uphold labor rights and defend workers in our country. Further we call on the
Interim Secretary of State Tom Schedler (right, with state Treasurer John Kennedy) supports bills that would decrease the number of special elections. With state senators abandoning ship for statewide posts and new public jobs, and state
Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers in Ohio made changes Tuesday to a collective bargaining bill that would deal a blow to public worker unions. The legislation now would prevent nonunion employees affected by contracts from paying fees
An effort to curb wage theft in Iowa hit a snag after the House Labor Committee Chairman said today that he has no interest in burdening employers. The issue centers around Iowa businesses that fail to pay their employees wages, which Latino
Nearly three weeks ago House Democrats walked out of the Statehouse to protest a right to work bill that had been passed out of the House Labor committee. The walkout stopped the legislative process on the bill, and 22 others,
Rodney White Union supporters rally Tuesday on the steps of the Statehouse in Des Moines. Democrats on the House Labor Committee have filed more than 50 amendments on a labor bill and say they are willing to debate into the weekend.
House Democrats hectored their Republican counterparts all night Thursday and until nearly dawn this morning over proposed limits on public-employee unions' bargaining power. The Democrats spent a total of 15 hours objecting to House Study Bill 117,
As hard as it might be to believe, we are almost at the halfway point of the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly.By this Friday (February 25), we will have finished work on all legislation introduced in the Indiana House.