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Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

SHORT STAFFING LEADS TO MORE STAFF ASSAULTS AT IMCC

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to yet another correctional officer and nurse being attacked by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center (IMCC):

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

MHIs ARE NOT THE PLACE FOR VIOLENT OFFENDERS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to recent charges against a patient at the Independence Mental Health Institute:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected] 

STATEMENT ON DANGEROUS PROPOSAL TO CUT $52 MILLION FROM STATE BUDGET MID-YEAR

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to Iowa Senate Republicans’ proposal to cut $52 million from the state’s budget mid-fiscal year:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 21, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

DRI HAS CREATED AN UNSAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR ELDORA EMPLOYEES

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following a town hall meeting with employees of the State Training School at Eldora:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

IMCC NURSE ASSAULT WAS PREVENTABLE

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the nurse who was beaten by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville on Friday, November 24, 2017:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

AFSCME APPEALS INITIAL RULING IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAWSUIT

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding today’s filing of an appeal to Chief Judge Gamble’s ruling on October 30th:   

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FAILS TO ACT FOLLOWING ISP STABBING

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan provided the following update on Department of Corrections activity following the officer stabbing on October 18th at the Iowa State Penitentiary:  

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 30, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

STATEMENT ON RULING IN FIRST STEP OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAWSUIT

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following Judge Gamble’s ruling on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of HF291: