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PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2018

Contact: Mazie Stilwell, Communications Specialist

(515) 246-2637 | [email protected]

 

ELDORA HAS BECOME A DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT FOR EMPLOYEES

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to the string of assaults against employees at the State Training School at Eldora:

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

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.

PRESS RELEASE

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):