DES MOINES, IOWA (April 25, 2022) The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, held its Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention, April 23, in Des Moines, Iowa. This is the formal step in the process to evaluate candidates for the first round of endorsements for the 2022 election cycle.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 23, 2021) — Iowans spoke out against cuts to unemployment being proposed in the Iowa House and Senate. These Iowans oppose SSB 1172 and HSB 203, which would institute a one-week waiting-period, reduces benefits for many families on unemployment, and cuts thirteen weeks from the number of weeks that someone who is the victim of a plant- or business-closing can collect.

PRESS RELEASE (August 29, 2019) —

August 31: Saturday

Lucas: August 31 — Saturday — John L Lewis Labor Festival For More Information: Call 641-766-6421

September 1: Sunday

Clinton: Clinton Labor Congress: Eagle Point Park Lodge. Noon-3PM. FREE. Dave Keefer 309-230-6476.

ALTOONA, IOWA (August 14, 2019) — The Iowa Federation of Labor (IFL) will be holding its annual Convention next week (August 21-23) at the Meadows at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center.

The delegates will be working on resolutions, attending training and hearing speakers. Along with these events, the IFL will be allowing the 19 Presidential Candidates around 10 minutes, each to address the delegation. This event will be in the Bishop Ballrooms A and B.

ALTOONA, IOWA (July 1, 2019) — The Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO will be holding its annual state Convention August 21-23 at the Meadows at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center.

On August 21, as part of this convention, each Presidential Candidate, in attendance, will be allowed several minutes to address the delegates and guests.

The exact starting time of this event has not been decided.

PRESS RELEASE (April 25, 2019) — According to a new report released today by the AFL-CIO, Iowa  had the 36 highest rate of workplace deaths. This analysis, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that, at least, 26 Iowa workers lost their lives due to on-the-job injuries. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 23, 2019) — On April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs.  

This year, we will come together to call for action on hazards that cause unnecessary injury, illness, and death. We will stand united against the ongoing attacks on workers' rights and protections and demand that elected officials put workers' well-being above corporate interests.

Brad Greve, President, Great River Area Labor Federation and United Steelworkers Local 105:563-343-7652
Julia McMeekan, Field Organizer, Great River Area Labor Federation: 309-738-1446
Jennifer Sherer, Director, University of Iowa Labor Center: 319-321-8320

Save Our Labor Center: Public Hearing Wednesday in Bettendorf

The Supreme Court will soon issue a decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31. We’ll leave the dire predictions and hyperbole to the pundits. This memo is focused on the facts so that you and readers can fully understand the implications of this important case.

Let’s begin with the “who”:

On Friday, November 10th First Class Community Credit Union sponsored a Veterans Day radiothon to raise funds for the American Legion of Iowa’s Veteran Service and Assistance Programs.