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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2019

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

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 th

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

INJUNCTION ON PAUL PATE’S VOTER SUPPRESSION IS A WIN FOR IOWANS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following the temporary injunction of the majority of Paul Pate’s voter ID law: 

The Janus case was an attempt to deliver a knockout blow to millions of working people and their families who looked to the Supreme Court as an independent institution that advances equal rights and fundamental freedoms for all.

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 27, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

AFSCME STATEMENT ON JANUS V. AFSCME SUPREME COURT RULING

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

AFSCME ENDORSES FRED HUBBELL FOR GOVERNOR

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following the endorsement of Fred Hubbell for Governor:

When he first took a job at the Centralia Correctional Center in Illinois, Keith Kracht knew that a career in public service wouldn’t make him a millionaire. But then again, that’s not why he went into public service.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.