SEIU Local 199 traces its origin to the custodians of the Cedar Rapids Schools. During the great upsurge of union organizing in the 1930s, the Cedar Rapids custodians united to form Local 55 of the Building Services Employees Union. Over the decades, other public school employees in Iowa followed their lead, and in 1999, they came together to form Local 199, which now spans nearly a dozen districts across Iowa.
Today, our Cedar Rapids members run the gamut from custodians to security officers to secretaries. The members are in two chapters, with one contract for the secretaries and another for the mixed unit, which includes the custodians and other non-clerical staff.
CEDAR RAPIDS SCHOOLS CONTRACTS
SEIU UNION REP – Cathy Glasson, 319-341-0112, email@example.com