Press Conferences will be held, Tuesday, February 28, in several Iowa Cities to discuss the proposed worker’s compensation bill and share information on HSB 169 and ways that we see how it may affect working families.

This bill has been proposed in a House subcommittee, (HSB 169), and it attacks working families by cutting benefits to Iowans injured on the job.

Public sector Iowans were attacked by the gutting of collective bargaining, and this puts further strain and stress on working families here in Iowa.

“This is a concerted assault on the most vulnerable in Iowa” said Jay Smith, Lawyer for Smith & McElwain Law Office.

Davenport: The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 431 at 4pm UFCW Local 431 Hall 2411 W. Central Park Davenport, IA 52807. Contact Julia McMeekan at 309-738-1446 or

Cedar Rapids: IBEW 405 Hall, 4 PM Contact: Rick Moyle, or 319-396-8461

Sioux City: TBA

Des Moines: Room 206, Iowa Capitol. (Behind the Senate 3rd floor, west side of building) 4 PM. Contact: Lance Coles 515-669-8046 or

Waterloo: Labor temple, 1695 Burton Ave, Waterloo, IA. 4 PM. Contact: Jerry Hageman 319-230-3757 or


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