For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

AFSCME: Iowa Results a Sign of Momentum Leading into Midterms


AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding recertification victories across the state of Iowa:

“The news that Iowa public service workers have overwhelmingly voted to recertify their union is just the latest sign that AFSCME members are resilient and emboldened. They are unwavering in their dedication to their fellow public service workers and their communities, and they are unfazed by the efforts of extremist politicians and anti-worker special interests to dupe them into quitting their union. The recertification victories in Iowa come on the heels of other examples of union momentum across the country – from the rejection of a right-to-work law by Missouri voters, to the massive worker-led strikes by UNITE HERE hotel workers and AFSCME Local 3299 University of California employees. Public support for unions remains at a 15-year high, and the momentum will carry forward into next week’s midterm elections. Working people are organized, energized, and ready to elect candidates who will stand with them and make it easier to join together in strong unions, not harder.”