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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 19, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed into law a historic bill granting 20,000 state workers the right to collectively bargain.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 29, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

NURSE BRUTALLY ASSAULTED AT INDEPENDENCE MHI FIRED FOR NOT HEALING QUICKLY ENOUGH

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the last year, suggesting that billionaires and corporations are failing in their effort to “defund and defang” public service unions.

Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

In Missouri, two separate anti-worker measures, HB 1413 and SB 1007, were halted by state courts last week.

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS ARE A VICTORY FOR MISSOURI PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

JEFFERSON CITY – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the preliminary injunctions issued Friday halting the implementation of HB 1413 and SB 1007: 

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

STATEMENT ON JESSE VROEGH’S LEGAL VICTORY

 

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to a Polk County jury ruling that the State of Iowa discriminated against former ICIW nurse Jesse Vroegh, who is transgender:

At some point this year (we still don't know when), we will receive a decision in our lawsuit that was just heard in December by the Iowa Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the new collective bargaining law. If you weren't able to join us in the courtroom (and even if you were), we think you'll enjoy hearing the arguments that were made via the recording recently published on the Iowa Courts YouTube channel.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

STATEMENT ON INITIAL CONTRACT PROPOSAL FROM STATE OF IOWA

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to the initial contract proposal offered today by the State of Iowa:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected] 

WOODWARD RESOURCE CENTER TO RESIDENT TREATMENT WORKERS: MANDATORY OVERTIME OR TERMINATION