Workers Speak Out Across Iowa

Message to Legislators: Stop the closed-door attacks on working families!

DES MOINES, IA (01/31/2017) (readMedia)-- IOWA -- Iowa workers will speak out across the state on Wednesday, calling on legislators to stop what have been described by media as closed door plans to attack the collective bargaining rights of public employees.

Press conferences are planned in seven locations statewide, where educators, nurses, and other public employees will speak and call on legislators to preserve worker's rights to collective bargaining, and to stop shutting out worker's voices from the legislative process.

The negative impact on the pocket books of the 180,000 public employees and their families will have a ripple effect across the state if their bargaining rights are stripped away. Workers will be represented at each event, and will continue to stand up and fight back if the legislature and Branstad/Reynolds administration move forward with their attacks on worker's rights.

Details for each press conference are below:


Waterloo Education Association

203 E. Tower Park Drive, Suite A, Waterloo

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 pm


Mason City Public Library

225 2nd St SE, Mason City

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 pm


ISEA East Central UniServ Unit

4211 Glass Road, NE, Suite E1, Cedar Rapids

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30 pm


UFCW Local 230

1305 E Mary St, Ottumwa

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 4:00pm


ISEA Siouxland UniServ Unit

1119 4th Street, Suite 213, Sioux City

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 4:00 pm


Iowa State Capitol, Room 116

1007 East Grand Ave, Des Moines

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 4:00 pm


ISEA Great River UniServ Unit

1035 Lincoln Road, Suite 301, Bettendorf

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 4:00 pm