February 19: Public Hearing, SF 2117 – Public Funding Budget Cuts. 11:00 AM, Room 113 (Supreme Court Chamber)
February 19: Moral Monday Iowa: Noon.Moral Mondays IOWA will talk about Needle Exchange on Monday, February 19. All are encouraged to attend Moral Mondays IOWA each week.Details for Moral Mondays IOWA this week:
Subject: Needle Exchange: A real life solution
February 19, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund, Loving Faith and Freedom Reception. 5:30 PM. Thoreau Center, 3500 Kingman Blvd, Des Moines.
February 20: Retirement Town Hall – Des Moines. 6:00 PM. LiUNA Local 177 Hall, 3400 E Euclid Ave. Des Moines
February 21, Public Workers Under Attack – The Western Iowa Labor Federation and the IFL is sponsoring a class that will be presented by the University of Iowa Labor Center, The topic of the class is Public Sector Workers under attack. It will be held on Feb 21st, 6 pm at the Council Bluffs Public Library. We will be serving dinner (Pizza) for all who attend
Council Bluffs: Iowa Public Workers under Attack
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 6:00 pm, Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Ave, meeting room A
Click here to download flyer (pdf)
Join us for a discussion about the changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining laws and the rights of public employees.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Western Iowa Labor Federation, with support from the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call Scott Punteney at 402-657-1007.
February 22: Retirement Town Hall – Davenport. 6:30 PM. Davenport Central High School. Kahler Auditorium. 1120 Main St. Davenport, Iowa.
February 22: Iowa Labor History Oral Project on WorldCanvass: “Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice,” Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 pm, MERGE, 136 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City
John McKerley, Labor Center Oral Historian for the Iowa Labor History Oral Project, will join several guests to discuss the critical role of archives in our everyday lives and historical experience. Panelists will open the virtual doors of archival cabinets and share some of Iowa’s and our nation’s most intriguing stories and little-known history—much of which might be lost if not for thoughtful care and preservation undertaken by unsung heroes. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UI International Programs and the Provost’s Global Forum-Obermann Humanities Symposium. Please come early for a pre-show catered reception from 5-5:30 p.m.
February 23: “Me and We: Collective Acts Toward Sustainability” panel discussion Friday, Feb. 23, 12-2 pm, IMU Illinois Room, UI campus
Labor Center Director Jen Sherer will join other panelists for this discussion, which is part of a four-day series of events focusing on the theme of collective action and its relationship to sustainability. Click here for more information. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the UI Obermann Center and Office of Outreach & Engagement, Climate for Change Theme Semester.
February 24: Sportsman Alliance Dinner.
February 24: Working People’s National Day of Action. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Noon. IBEW Local 405, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lunch Provided,
February 25: Dubuque: What Every Worker Should Know about Their Rights on the Job – Free Worker Rights Workshop Sunday, Feb. 25, 3:30-4:45 pm, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St., 3rd floor auditorium
What legal rights apply in Iowa workplaces? What should every worker understand about pay, work hours, and benefits? How can workers respond if they experience an injury or encounter a problem at work? Join us to look at how workers’ rights apply in everyday situations!
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Dubuque Democratic Socialists.
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February 26: Retirement Town Hall – Cedar Rapids. 6:00 PM. IBEW Local 405 Hall. 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids.
February 28: Proposed HALC Chapter Meeting. 5:30 PM. UAW 893 Hall in Marshalltown. The purpose of meeting is to have a discussion about starting a new HALC chapter in Marshalltown. This is open to all unions and members so please spread the word. We will order in pizza .
February 28: Retirement Town Hall – Ottumwa. 6:00 PM. UFCW Local 230. 1305 E Mary St. Ottumwa
March 5 – 6: AFSCME Legislative Reception and Conference.
March 6: Planned Parenthood on the Hill. 9:00 AM. Grace United Methodist Chuch and Iowa Capitol.
March 8-9, 2018, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, Iowa City
In-depth review of FMLA law and revised 2013 Department of Labor regulations, plus sessions on helping members with FMLA questions, handling FMLA grievances, bargaining improved contract language, and addressing common problems with medical certification.
Registration: $175/person. Click here for information on how to register.
March 10: Retirement Town Hall – Sioux City. 10:00 AM. Carpenters Union Hall, 2200 W 19th St. Sioux City, IA.
March 10: Republican County Convention
March 12: Retirement Town Hall – Des Moines., 6:00 PM. Plymouth Church, Waveland Hall, 4126 Ingersoll Ave. Des Moines.
March 20: Retirement Town Hall – Ames, 6:00 PM. Ames Public Library, Farwell T. Brown Auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave. Ames.
March 21 – 22: Iowa Federation of Labor Legisltive Conference. Prairie Meadows. https://www.iowaaflcio.org/events/legislative-conference-2018
March 24: Democratic County Convention
April 7: Building Workers’ Power in a Globalized World: Past Lessons for Present Struggles April 7, 2018, 2520-D University Capitol Centre (Old Capitol Mall), 201 S. Clinton St., Iowa City
This second annual conference of the Iowa Labor History Society will mark the anniversaries of several historic Iowa labor struggles, and consider the lessons they hold for today’s labor movement. Jointly sponsored by the Iowa Labor History Society and UI Labor Center. More details coming soon!
April 14: COPE Convention: USW 310L Hall, 125 Broadway Ave, Des Moines, Iowa.
10:00 Am – IFl Executive Board Meeting
COPE Committee Meeting follows the Board Meeting
10:00 AM Registration
1:00 PM Covention Convenes
April 23-27, 2018,67th Annual Labor Short Course Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, Iowa City
The Labor Center’s longest-running annual course. A week-long class designed to introduce newer union activists to many of the issues facing organized labor, plus sessions to improve practical skills needed by stewards and other union leaders. A great opportunity to build the leadership necessary to strengthen your union for the future.
Registration: $375/person. Click here for information on how to register.
April 28:Democratic and Republican District Conventions
May 12: NALC Food Drive.
June 5: Primary Elections.
June 16: Democratic and Republican State Conventions
September 19-22: IFL Convention
November 6: Election Day
February 4 – 5: 2019 IFL Legislative Conference
August 21-23: 2019 IFL Convention
February 3 – 4: 2020 IFL Legislative Conference
August 26 – 28: 2020 IFL Convention