SEIU Local 199 members drive the buses, prepare the meals, clean the buildings and help teach the students in school districts across Iowa — all to create the optimal learning environment for thousands of Iowa children. We are the backbone of our public schools, often working outside the spotlight but helping students every day in and outside the classroom.
We, the working men and women of Local 199, believe we have a moral responsibility to leave the world a better place for all who come after us. And we, the school workers of SEIU Local 199, are united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide. Therefore we stand with and for our brothers and sisters to make sure that through our collective strength we are paid and treated with respect.