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Despite high levels of stress on the job, many state and local workers say they highly value serving the public and their communities and feel generally satisfied with their jobs.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 21, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

PRESS RELEASE

July 28, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

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.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 19, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

FOUR STAFF ASSAULTS IN NINE DAYS AT INDEPENDENCE MHI 

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding four assaults on staff members at the Independence Mental Health Institute over the span of nine days: