Jerry Wedel

Jerry Wedel

Jerry is very involved in organized labor. He is past president of a 1000+ IAMAW local. For the past several years he has served on the local labor council as a delegate and member of the executive board. He is a US Navy veteran; who made two cruises on aircraft carriers to Vietnam. In the Navy he was an Aviation Electronics Technician. Which was followed by approximately 30 years in the dance business. In the dance business he taught, choreographed and performed ballroom, latin and swing dancing, as well as competing both regionally and nationally. When he got out of the dance business he went to work as an electrician in a manufacturing facility, which was unionized.
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AAS in computer programming from Kirkwood Community College, BS in technology management for Peirce College, MBA from Capella University, Working on a PhD in business.

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  • The Hidden Hazard in Our Homes
    This article discusses the hazard of electrical arcs causing home fires. It also has suggestions for a way to mitigate the hazard of arcs.
  • GFCI's and AFCI's – Different Protections
    This article discusses the differences and purpose of AFCI's and GFCI's. The basic, non-technical, theory of operation for both types of circuits. There is also discussion of different problems defective AFCI's and GFCI's might cause.
  • A Brief History of Labor in America
    This article traces organized labor in the United States, highlighting critical times in American organized labor. It touches on the reasons for the growth in the first half of the twentieth century and its decline.
  • Life in Swing State Iowa: Political Ads on the Rise
    Of course, this isn't our first time down this road. But, to this 70-year old living in a suburb of Cedar Rapids, I can say this past year has been interesting. There are some notable differences between 2008 and this year.
  • Wage Theft: How Make Sure You Get All Your Wages
    This article defines what is considered wage theft and gives a method of avoiding wage theft and what do do if you feel you are a victim of wage theft.
  • Why Do We Need Unions?
    An overall description of how unions make the workplace more fair for employees.

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