December 11: IFL Legislative Tour – North Story County – 6:00 p.m.    Grand Viking Hall, 504 Broad St., Story City (above city hall)    If participants require disability access, contact Sandy for details –  515-291-0093;

December 12: IFL Legislative Tour – Ottumwa:  6:30 p.m.     UFCW Local 230 Hall, 1305 E. Mary St., Ottumwa  contact Sandy for details –  515-291-0093;

December 12: Davenport WIN Meeting: Good morning,The Davenport WIN Committee will be having their December meeting at Sippi’s in Davenport on December 12th. The address is 406 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801. It starts at 6 p.m.I will send a notice closer to the event as a reminder, but please plan on attending.Thank you,-Tyler Power

December 13: IFl Legislative Tour – Des Moines:Following regular monthly SCIFL meeting (tentative start time between 6:45-7:00 p.m.)    Machinists Hall, 2000 Walker, Des Moines

December 14: IFl Legislative Tour – Sioux City. 6 PM. UFCW #222 Union Hall. Sioux City. Scott Punteney 402-657-1007

December 15: SCIFL Holiday Baskets. 9 AM. Euclid Room, HyVee 2540 E Euclid Ave. Des Moines.

December 18: Davenport Legislative Tour. UFCW Local 431,  2411 W Central Park Ave. Davenport Iowa

January 3Iowa Workmen’s Compensation Workshop presented by the University of Iowa Labor Center.This class will occur Wednesday, January 3rd from 9am to 4pm at the Dubuque Union Temple (1610 Garfield Ave). Lunch will be provided. We are asking for reservations so we know how much food to have ordered for lunch, although making a reservation is not required. We hope you’ll consider attending!The cost of the workshop is free and open to all area union members as the class is sponsored by the Dubuque Federation of Labor and the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.

January 4: Marshalltown Legislative Tour and New Chapter Discussion. Iowa Federation of Labor President Ken Sagar & Secretary Treasurer Charlie Wishman will discuss what happened during the last legislative session, what we have to look forward to next session, and what we can do moving forward to achieve positive outcomes for working families, such as starting an Area Labor Council Chapter in Marshalltown where unions from the area can work together toward shared goals.

*Pizza and beverages will be provided for all Union members and legislators who attend.

Please contact Rick Moyle with questions you may

January 24-26, 2018,Collective Bargaining (Private Sector) Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, Iowa City

A hands-on approach intended to get union staff, officers and bargaining team members ready for bargaining. Includes sessions on bargaining law, preparation and research, member mobilizing, community support, media and communication, persuasive techniques, impasse resolution, and a practice bargaining session.
Registration: $250/person. Click here for information on how to register.

February 5: Democratic and Republican Precinct Caucuses

February 24: Sportsman Alliance Dinner.

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: Republican County Convention

March 21 – 22: Iowa Federation of Labor Legisltive Conference. Prairie Meadows.

March 24: Democratic County Convention

April 14: COPE Convention: USW 310 Hall

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

June 16: Democratic and Republican State Conventions

September 19-22: IFL Convention

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

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