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On a normal day, Sandra Pacheco, an administrative assistant in Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, begins her day at 7 a.m., filing paperwork for her colleagues in the fie

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As a public librarian for the Philadelphia Free Library, Sheila O’Steen embodies what we think of when we imagine a public service worker. Every day, she interacts with members of her community.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

April 26, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

REYNOLDS ALLOWS HER ADMINISTRATION TO PLAY BY A DIFFERENT SET OF RULES

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

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For Immediate Release

March 28, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

REYNOLDS SHOWS PRIORITIES WITH LATEST ROUND OF MID-YEAR BUDGET CUTS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following Governor Reynolds signing of yet another round of mid-year budget cuts:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

STAFF ASSAULT AT STATE TRAINING SCHOOL AT ELDORA SPEAKS TO UNSAFE CULTURE OF EMBOLDENED RESIDENTS

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: