Vote October 15th-29th for Public School Workers!

Here’s How to VOTE YES to Protect Our Schools!

Iowa’s public school employees are under attack. The politicians in power in Des Moines passed a law that’s intended to destroy our union voice. The law creates an unfair election process that public workers must win before we can bargain for improvements.

Here’s what’s so unfair about the election process: A majority of voters could vote yes for our union, but if that majority is not at least half of all workers in the unit – both union members and non-members – we lose the election. In other words, workers who don’t vote get counted as a No. And if we lose, our union is dissolved and workers can’t negotiate for better wages.

It’s So Important for Every Employee – Both Union Members and Non-Members – to VOTE YES!

This vote is how we fight back against the politicians trying to silence our voice and gut the public services Iowans rely on. If you have any questions about voting or have any difficulty voting, call the SEIU union office at 319-341-0112.

Here’s How to VOTE YES in 3 Easy Steps:

1) WHEN TO VOTE.
-Voting BEGINS Monday, Oct. 15th at 8:00 a.m.
-The election ENDS Monday, Oct. 29th at 9:00 a.m.

2) WHO CAN VOTE. Every union-eligible worker at the schools listed below can vote. You can VOTE YES even if you’re not a paying member of the union.

– Central Dewitt Schools – Aides
– Central Dewitt Schools – Custodians
– Central Dewitt Schools – Secretaries
– Clinton Schools – Blue Collar/Custodians
– Clinton Schools – Bus Drivers
– Dubuque Schools – Custodians
– Iowa City Schools – Custodians/Physical Plant
– North Scott Schools – Bus Drivers
– North Scott Schools – Classified

3) HOW TO VOTE. You can vote by phone or on the Internet, and your vote is anonymous. The voting system is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the voting period.

Here’s How to Vote by Phone:
– Call 1-855-852-0282 toll free.
– Be ready to provide your birth date and the last four digits of your Social Security Number
– You will be asked if you want SEIU Local 199 to be retained and recertified as your exclusive bargaining representative. Follow the instructions you’ll hear to VOTE YES.
– After you vote, you’ll be asked to confirm your choice. You MUST CONFIRM your choice for your vote to be counted.
– If you receive a message saying you have already voted and you have not done so, contact PERB at 515-281-4414.
– If you experience any problems with the voting system or you need special assistance with voting, contact Everyone Counts Help Desk at 1-888-492-4763.

Here’s How to Vote on the Internet
– Go to www.iowaperb.everyonecounts.com
– Be ready to provide your birth date and the last four digits of your Social Security Number
– You will be asked if you want SEIU Local 199 to be retained and recertified as your exclusive bargaining representative. Follow the instructions at the website to VOTE YES.
– After you vote, you’ll be asked to confirm your choice. You MUST CONFIRM your choice for your vote to be counted.
– If you receive a message saying you have already voted and you have not done so, contact PERB at 515-281-4414.
– If you experience any problems with the voting system or you need special assistance with voting, contact Everyone Counts Help Desk at 1-888-492-4763.

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