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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:

 

 

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A Thanksgiving Day Message from the President

November 23, 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

In hard times, it takes a great deal of intention to focus on the many things we have to be thankful for. I hope that this holiday season, you will count your blessings and make them a priority in your daily life.

I also hope you will remember that, while some of us have Thanksgiving as a time to rest and relax, many are hard at work. In our Union, many are working in order to keep the public and vulnerable Iowans safe. Unfortunately, others are working simply because their retail employers are focused on the profits to be made on Thanksgiving Day. These employees are often paid low wages and risk losing their job if they don’t work holiday hours. I will not be shopping on Thanksgiving Day, and encourage you to do the same. Voting with your wallet is a powerful thing, so please remember those employers who choose to give their workers the day off, and those who do not.

Please also remember our service men and women who are away from their families this holiday season serving our country and keeping us safe. May they know how thankful we are for them.

Today, I am thankful for my country, my family, our Union, my friends, and each and every one of you. I wish you and your family a safe, warm, and happy Thanksgiving.


In Solidarity,
Danny Homan, President
AFSCME Council 61

 

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:
 

 

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A Veterans Day Message

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Last Veterans Day, I talked about the election results that left us all worried for our future. The year since then has certainly has had its share of ups and downs. It is those lowest moments that really put things in perspective, and the high points that remind us that all hope is not lost.

Each and every one of us is blessed to live in a nation with freedoms we often take for granted. As Americans, we owe that freedom to many who took part in the continuing process to make our nation a more perfect union: our founding fathers, the abolitionists, the suffragettes, the labor unionists, the civil rights activists, and the many who continue the push for justice and equality to this day. Today, we honor those who gave so much to protect our freedom: America’s veterans, both past and present.

Without the sacrifices of America’s veterans, our voices would be silenced and our protections erased. Beyond our nation’s borders, a significant portion of the world enjoys freedom and democracy thanks to the sacrifices of our veterans and the veterans of our allied nations.

On this Veterans Day, please take a moment to recognize any veterans you may know, as well as their families. Continue to recognize them on all the days to come by supporting the services and opportunities they need.

This Veterans Day, I will be thinking of all the veterans who are still with us, as well as the many who are not, and the many sacrifices they have made.

 

In Solidarity,

Danny Homan, President
AFSCME Council 61
United States Army, 1971-1973
 

 

Information about Local 3019 and the history

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees(AFSCME) Local 3019 encompasses State of Iowa employees in 4 counties- Des Moines, Lee, Henry and Louisa in Southeast Iowa. We represent a mixture of state employees in various locations and in a variety of positions throughout these counties.

Some of the employees we represent hold the position of clerical in various departments, we also represent Workforce professionals, Department of Transportation workers, Public Defender employees, 8th Judicial District Part B Court Employees, Department of Natural Resources employees, etc.

AFSCME Local 3019 is a branch of Iowa Council 61. The Council is the union representative for a majority of State of Iowa public employees and some private entities.

The Council members work in City, County and State Government, school districts and private employers throughout the state. Members are working to improve the quality of life in schools, neighborhoods, communities, and for our families.

AFSCME is a union made up of a diverse group of people who share a common commitment to public service. While working for justice in the workplace, we advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all of America’s working families. We not only stand for fairness at the bargaining table-we fight for fairness at the ballot box and in the halls of government.

 

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