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American Red Cross (ARC) workers, including many AFSCME members, are rallying this week in cities nationwide to fight back against mistreatment from their employer and demand a fair contract.

They collect, protect and deliver our nation’s blood supply, yet the almost 3,000 American Red Cross workers are not being paid what they deserve, lack the staff to do

Good news for federal student loan borrowers: This month, the Biden administration again 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2017

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

 

LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN CUTS ENDANGER OLDER IOWANS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to budget cuts eliminating in-state travel for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 3, 2017

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

CCF K2 USE SPIKES, GOES UNADDRESSED

Homan: “It is clear through recent events that Governor Reynolds has no grasp on the state’s correctional facilities and the very serious issues they face.”

PRESS RELEASE

July 29, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

AFSCME COUNCIL 61 PRESIDENT DANNY HOMAN RE-ELECTED

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 28, 2017

Contact: Joe Farrell, Abby Finkenauer for Congress (319) 382-6671

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, AFSCME Council 61 (515) 210-9045

AFSCME COUNCIL 61 ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF ABBY FINKENAUER IN IOWA’S FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 5, 2017

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

ISP RIOT WAS DOWNPLAYED BY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding Saturday’s violent uprising at the Iowa State Penitentiary: 

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the expiration of the State of Iowa employee contract and other city, county, and school contracts:

The attached lawsuits were filed with the Polk County District Court at 8:00 AM on Monday, February 20, 2017. They challenge the constitutionality of HF 291, the bill gutting collective bargaining for public employees in Iowa.