SEIU Local 199 represents the Physical Plant workers, the School Year Secretaries and the Nutrition Services workers at the Iowa City Community School District. Physical Plant employees affiliated with SEIU Local 199 to better defend members against arbitrary management decisions. The Secretaries affiliated with Local 199 when they concluded that management wasn’t going to take them seriously until they were part of a union. In 2004, Nutrition Services workers decided that as the only remaining group of workers without a collective voice, they needed to form their own chapter of SEIU Local 199.
Local 199 members in these bargaining units have worked hard to elect school board members who are committed to public education, and as a result they’ve seen more support for their work serving the city’s students.
SEIU members played a key role in obtaining 71 percent support for one of the largest bond measures ever passed in the state of Iowa. As a result of their efforts, they were given a seat at the table on the bond oversight committee that oversees administration of the $30 million bond.
IOWA CITY SCHOOLS CONTRACTS
SEIU UNION REP –Cathy Glasson, 319-341-0112, firstname.lastname@example.org