with your Union. Go to 7102
Contacts/Email to find out how.
Local meetings are now at 6:30 PM (time change) on the
2nd Thursday of each month..
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canditates. See how in our CWA Political Iowa link
DON’T SIT IDLE
ACTIVE ROLE IN THE SOLUTION
may have knocked us down but we are coming back with a unified strength
they never imagined!
you to all who participated in person or through a local union
representative at the Iowa Federation of Labor COPE Convention this
past weekend. As you know, Labor has endorsed many great
candidates including several who face opponents in the June 5
Primary. It is imperative that we reverse the anti-union,
anti-society tactics of the existing elected majority. This will
not, however, happen on its own.
is the time to put our feet on the streets and start visiting
face-to-face with our labor brothers and sisters. We MUST advance the
momentum of energy and enthusiasm throughout this election cycle.
A November 2018 win is dependent upon having labor supported candidates
make it through the primary election.
join the Iowa Federation of Labor beginning this Saturday, April 21 as
it kicks off the Labor 2018 Political Program.
WHERE - Iowa Federation of Labor, 2000 Walker, Des
WALK PACKETS FOR BOULTON -
Can be picked up starting at 9:00 .m. and should be returned
to 3:00 p.m. Join in any time during those
Labor Walks will take place every Saturday from April 21 through June
email me if you and others in your union are able to participate in the
Saturday walks. Make sure to note which Saturday or multiple
Saturdays best fits your schedule and how many will be joining the
efforts. Advance notification allows us to have enough packets
put together for all who want to affect change by taking an active role
in this vital Labor 2018 Program. Thank you.
Brothers,At the South Central Delegate meeting Brother Fallis
from the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 352, reminded
everyone about the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Event on Saturday May
5th. DMARC is the agency that works with us on this project here
in central Iowa. DMARC needs help after they receive the food to
sort it. If you want to help this this project please go to this
Link and sign up! It is way easy and there are a number of times
and days to choose from. Thank you in advance for considering
this ask and can you please push this out to your members to give them
an opportunity to help. Click the link below!
South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Walker Street Suite H
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Click to connect to the
Iowa Federation of Labor
SHOWS PRIORITIES WITH LATEST ROUND OF MID-YEAR BUDGET CUTS
MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny
Homan issued the following statement following Governor
Reynolds’ signing of yet another round of mid-year budget cuts:
morning, Kim Reynolds signed SF2117 into law, which cut an additional
$35 million from the budget that was approved by the legislature last
year. There are only three months left to absorb these massive cuts in
state government, which is not only irresponsible, but also dangerous.
is the second year in a row that the Reynolds administration has had to
pull money from the current budget just to pay the bills. Why? Because
tax breaks for her donors and big businesses are more important than
the hardworking employees who make our state happen. This budget
nightmare was signed into law all while she is trying to push over $1
billion in tax cuts through the legislature. This will obliterate our
state’s finances just like it did to Kansas.
sad thing is, everyday Iowans are going to pay the price for her
irresponsibility. When we cut our regents by millions, students and
their families see their debt increase. When we cut corrections by
millions, safety in our prisons deteriorates. When we cut DHS by
millions, kids in our foster care system suffer. Iowans should brace
themselves for the impact of these cuts. Iowans deserve more competent
leadership and they should demand it at the polls in November.”
— SF 2117 Cuts
-Department of Human Services $4.3 million
-Board of Regents $10.9 million
-Community Colleges $500 thousand
-Judicial Branch $1.6 million
-Department of Corrections $3.4 million
-Department of Education $784 thousand
-Department of Public Health $662 thousand
-Iowa Workforce Development $167 thousand
-State Public Defender $236 thousand
-Iowa Public Television $68 thousand
-Department of Inspections and Appeals $102 thousand
-Department of Revenue $528 thousand
-Department of Agriculture $188 thousand
-Department of Justice $378 thousand
-Department on Aging $110 thousand
-Department of Public Safety $200 thousand
-Department of Natural Resources $123 thousand
-Economic Development $158 thousand
-Iowa Skilled Worker & Job Creation Fund $10 million