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LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:          Mazie Stilwell, AFSCME Council 61, (515) 246-2637

                             Jean Hessburg, ISEA, (515) 314-8799

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in D

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 27, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

IMCC NURSE ASSAULT WAS PREVENTABLE

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the nurse who was beaten by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville on Friday, November 24, 2017:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]iowa.org

 

AFSCME APPEALS INITIAL RULING IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAWSUIT

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding today’s filing of an appeal to Chief Judge Gamble’s ruling on October 30th:   

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FAILS TO ACT FOLLOWING ISP STABBING

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan provided the following update on Department of Corrections activity following the officer stabbing on October 18th at the Iowa State Penitentiary:  

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 30, 2017

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637; [email protected]

 

STATEMENT ON RULING IN FIRST STEP OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING LAWSUIT

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following Judge Gamble’s ruling on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of HF291:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2017

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

 

AFSCME CELEBRATES OVERWHELMING VICTORY IN RECERTIFICATION ELECTIONS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the results of the October recertification elections:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

October 18, 2017

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

CORRECTIONAL OFFICER STABBED FIVE TIMES BY WHITE SUPREMACIST AT IOWA STATE PENITENTIARY

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding the stabbing of a Correctional Officer at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 28, 2017

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

 

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER BILL DIX IS WRONG ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN STATE GOVERNMENT

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s comments on sexual harassment in state government:

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2017

Contact:

Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637

[email protected]

 

LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN CUTS ENDANGER OLDER IOWANS

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to budget cuts eliminating in-state travel for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen: