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Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

At some point this year (we still don't know when), we will receive a decision in our lawsuit that was just heard in December by the Iowa Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the new collective bargaining law. If you weren't able to join us in the courtroom (and even if you were), we think you'll enjoy hearing the arguments that were made via the recording recently published on the Iowa Courts YouTube channel.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

STATEMENT ON INITIAL CONTRACT PROPOSAL FROM STATE OF IOWA

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to the initial contract proposal offered today by the State of Iowa:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected] 

WOODWARD RESOURCE CENTER TO RESIDENT TREATMENT WORKERS: MANDATORY OVERTIME OR TERMINATION

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services. 

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:          Mazie Stilwell, AFSCME Council 61, (515) 246-2637

                             Jean Hessburg, ISEA, (515) 314-8799

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, a case out of Washington state.  

LOS ANGELES — As fires burned in Northern and Southern California and the death toll continued to rise; as smoke engulfed nearby cities, prompting health warnings to stay indoors; and as survivors relocated to makeshift camps and hoped for the best, the best often

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall. When she arrived at the child’s residence, the father viciously attacked her. She died months later as a result of the injuries she sustained during the attack.