May 26: Backyard Band Event. 5:30 PM. FREE. Walk the historical southwest area of Keokuk and listen to a variety of music. Keokuk Labor Temple, 301 Blondeau St. 319-520-8742

May 26: Walmart and IFCW .  Representatives Mark Smith and Nate Boulton, will be a part of a press conference, 2000 walker, Des Moines.  9 AM.

June 1: Standing Up for Workers in our Community. 

Thursday, June 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids (IBEW 405 Hall)

Click here for flier / Click here for facebook event

A workshop for those who want to learn more about labor history and issues working people face today. We will take a look at what are the key challenges facing Iowa workers today, what is the union difference, how has Iowa’s labor history shaped our communities, and how can the labor movement and other groups build alliances for justice. Free and open to the public / doors will open at 5:00 pm. Sponsored by Hawkeye Area Labor Council, with support from the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. Call 319-396-8461 to RSVP.

June 3- Community Blood Drive. 8AM IBEW 405 Hall, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA.  Contact Helane Golden at or call 319-393-3967

June 3: West Burlington: Steward School

9 am – 3 pm, Saturday, June 3, 16542 US Hwy 34 (Machinists Hall)

Agenda will cover roles of union stewards, legal rights, grievance handling, and internal organizing.  Free and open to all area union members.  Lunch provided.  Sponsored by Des Moines-Henry County Labor Alliance, with support from the Iowa Federation Labor, AFL-CIO. To register, contact Ryan Drew at or 319-759-3188.

June 10: Working Families Summit. Ames Iowa. Ames: Working Families Summit

9 am – 5 pm, Saturday, June 10, Sheman Building, Iowa State University

Day-long conference including speakers, music, and break-out workshops on issues affecting Iowa workers and their families. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. Call 515-262-9571 for more information or to register. Event will include tours of the UI Mobile Museum and the UI Labor Center’s 2017 Speaking of Work exhibit!

June 11: Cradling New Life 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. Terrace Hills Golf Course. Tee off 8 am

June 11: Raising Change for the Dick Fallow Endowment

Join us at the home of Tracy and Dino Leone for an afternoon of hors d’oeres, drinks and fun as we hold our first fundraiser/picnic for the Dick Fallow Endowment for Social Justice.
Sunday, June 11 from 3-6pm  9115 Turkey Hollow road, Taylor Ridge, IL RSVP: Tracy 309-738-3196 Suggested donation: $25

Sponsorship Levels:
Social Justice Warrior: $500
Working Class Hero: $250
Environment Safe-Guarder: $100

June 21: ARA Convention

June 24: Stay Strong and Unite:  Cedar County Fair Grounds, To[ton, IA.  8:30 AM sign in. Contact Erin Doerscher or 563-320-9206

July 8: Western Iowa Labor Federation Golf Tournament. Fox Run Golf Course. 9 AM start. Contact Scott Punteney,  402-657-1007

July 11: Candidate Academy. 5:30 PM. Lee County Labor Chapter, Keokuk Labor Temple, 301 Blondeau, St. Keokuk, IA. U of I labor center presentaton along with Democratic Activists Women’s Network.

July 12: Candidate Academy – Iowa City

July 15: Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power. CCI Iowa Event

July 16: Midwest School for Women Workers: Madison WI. July 16 – 20.  Midwest School for Women Workers: “Women Rising” Sunday, July 16 – Thursday, July 20, Madison, Wisconsin
The Midwest School for Women Workers brings working women together to develop leadership skills, understand the challenges and issues facing the labor movement, and learn from one another. Participants attend core skill-building classes, workshops and plenary sessions on current economic and policy issues affecting unions and workers in the US and globally. Click here for brochure / click here to register.

July 29: 7th Annual Solidarity Ride and Poker Run for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Registration 8:30 AM . For more information call: 319-310-4989 or 319-540-1973.

August 19: Workman;s Compensation Class. Lee County Labor Chapter, Keokuk Labor Temple, 301 Blondeau St. Keokuk.

August 21: Tech Ed Class. 2000 Walker.

August 22: Community Services Conference. Prairie Meadows.

August 23- 25 2017 IFL Convention – Prairie Meadows

August 26: Vettes for Vets: LeClaire

September 2 – 4: Labor Day Events:  

Des Moines

Fort Dodge

September 23: ACLU Bill of Rights Brunch. 10 AM  Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

October 7: GRALF 9 AM to 2 PM. Labor Center Class.  USW Local 105 Hall. 

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