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When Fran Krugen’s late husband was first diagnosed with diabetes, his insulin cost about $35 a bottle.

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals.

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll

The work Joe Martinez does for the Los Angeles County Fire Department is emblematic of countless AFSCME members: he’s never in the spotlight and he’s always under pressure while lives are on the line.

PRESS RELEASE

July 28, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]eiowa.org

 

AFSCME COUNCIL 61 PRESIDENT DANNY HOMAN RE-ELECTED 

DES MOINES, IA – Yesterday, at the 21st Biennial Convention of AFSCME Council 61, Danny Homan was re-elected as President of AFSCME Council 61 by acclamation.

After years of debate and delay, Congress has finally passed a bill to ensure that first responders who suffered health problems after responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will receive health care and other compensation for as long as they live.

With former Vice President Joe Biden confirming his participation on Tuesday, the AFSCME-sponsored presidential candidate forum on Aug. 3 will be the biggest event of its kind in our union’s history.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 11, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

DES MOINES PUBLIC SCHOOLS MANDATES WILDLY OFFENSIVE ‘DIVERSITY TRAINING’ FOR BUS DRIVERS, ASSOCIATES

Today, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act will unfold at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans, where oral arguments in Texas v. Azar will be heard. The case threatens the future of the ACA, which provides health care to millions of Americans.

AFSCME is on a roll. We are notching victories coast to coast – at the bargaining table, in the organizing trenches and in state capitals.

Following a brutal workplace attack in October that left her unconscious and hospitalized, Tina Suckow is speaking out. She and her AFSCME sisters and brothers are raising their voices against her firing by Iowa state authorities and in favor of a federal bill that would help prevent such workplace attacks.