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With so many candidates here, Cedar Rapids becomes epicenter for causes / ARTICLE on SEIU and Fight for $15 action in Iowa
June 9, 2019 | Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa Democrats 2019 19-presidential candidate Hall of Fame: sights and sounds / ARTICLE on SEIU and Fight for $15 action in Iowa
June 9, 2019 | Des Moines Register

Bernie Sanders to Join Striking McDonald’s Workers Demanding Union Rights in Cedar Rapids Sunday / RELEASE about SEIU and Fight for $15 action
June 9, 2019 | SEIU & Fight for $15

The state of the workers’ primary / ARTICLE mentioning SEIU and Fight for $15 action in Iowa
June 6, 2019 | Washington Post

2020 candidates in Iowa, across the nation slam McDonald’s about pay, workplace conditions / ARTICLE on SEIU and Fight for $15 action in Iowa (To see PDF of story on front page, click here )
May 23, 2019 | Des Moines Register

‘Hold My Pickle. Hold My Fries. Make My Wages Supersized!,’ Striking McDonald’s Workers Tell Presidential Candidate / TV STORY on SEIU and Fight for $15 action in Iowa
May 23, 2019 | WHO NBC 13

McDonald’s Workers Protest Pay And Harassment, NYC Mayor Joins In / RADIO STORY on SEIU and Fight for $15 action in Iowa
May 23, 2019 | Iowa Public Radio

Cedar Rapids McDonald’s employees, demonstrators call for chain to serve up higher wages, union rights / ARTICLE on SEIU and Fight for $15 action in Iowa
May 23, 2019 | Cedar Rapids Gazette

Bill de Blasio to Join Des Moines’ Striking McDonald’s Workers as Nationwide Walkout for Union Rights Wins 2020 Candidate Support / RELEASE about SEIU and Fight for $15 action
May 23, 2019 | SEIU & Fight for $15

Cedar Rapids McDonald’s Workers to Join Nationwide Strike Demanding Union Rights as 2020 Candidates Show Support / RELEASE about SEIU and Fight for $15 action
May 23, 2019 | SEIU & Fight for $15

Stop saying goodbye to Iowa nurses / OP-ED by Karen Schneider, SEIU chapter president at Finley hospital
May 16, 2019 | Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Pass the Raise the Wage Act and save our Iowa towns / OP-ED by Cassie Wilmeth, SEIU chapter president at Greater Regional Medical Center
May 1, 2019 | Des Moines Register

As Biden Begins Campaigning, Iowa Workers Plan to Ask about Fight for $15 and a Union / RELEASE about SEIU and Fight for $15 action
April 30, 2019 | SEIU Local 199 & Fight for $15

Iowa Workers in Fight for $15 Plan to Quiz Gabbard About Unions at Event in Des Moines Junior High / RELEASE about SEIU and Fight for $15 action
April 26, 2019 | SEIU Local 199 & Fight for $15

Iowa Workers in Fight for $15 Putting Unions on the Menu at Warren Event in Tipton Restaurant / RELEASE about SEIU and Fight for $15 action
April 26, 2019 | SEIU Local 199 & Fight for $15

Support the truly special staff of the North Scott schools / OP-ED about SEIU contract campaign at North Scott Schools
April 24, 2019 | North Scott Press

Keep the backbone of our schools strong / LETTER about SEIU contract campaign at North Scott Schools
April 24, 2019 | North Scott Press

New union contract means wage increase, elimination of professional standards / ARTICLE on UIHC contract ratification
March 11, 2019 | Daily Iowan

UIHC Caregivers Ratify New Contract, Continue Campaign to Protect Care & Fix Management Culture / RELEASE about UIHC contract campaign
March 8, 2019 | SEIU Local 199

Tentative Agreement Reached at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics / RELEASE about UIHC contract campaign
February 19, 2019 | SEIU Local 199

Public Support for Caregivers Surges on Eve of Final Contract Talks at University of Iowa Hospital / RELEASE about UIHC contract campaign
February 18, 2019 | SEIU Local 199

A Valentine’s Day message from University of Iowa nurses to their employer: “Have a heart” / ARTICLE on UIHC contract campaign
February 14, 2019 | Iowa City Press Citizen

UI Hospitals & Clinics staffers send ‘valentines’ to CEO, demanding new contract / ARTICLE on UIHC contract campaign
February 14, 2019 | Daily Iowan

Caregivers Holding Valentine’s Day Actions at Univ. of Iowa Hospital in Final Push to Protect Care / RELEASE about UIHC contract campaign
February 14, 2019 | SEIU Local 199

Iowa City hospital workers union says buses to distant parking lots weren’t provided during snowstorm / ARTICLE on UIHC contract campaign
February 14, 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review

Cold weather woes heat up UI nursing contract talks / ARTICLE on UIHC contract campaign
February 13, 2019 | Cedar Rapids Gazette

Let’s end Iowa’s slow-motion shutdown / OP-ED by Cathy Glasson, SEIU Local 199 President
February 6, 2019 | Des Moines Register

Caregivers Seek to Cure “Quiet Crisis” at Iowa’s Flagship Hospital in Ongoing Contract Talks / RELEASE about UIHC contract campaign
January 31, 2019 | SEIU Local 199

The quiet crisis at Iowa’s flagship hospital / OP-ED by Coen Olson, UIHC medical lab scientist and SEIU bargaining team member
January 27, 2019 | Cedar Rapids Gazette

Iowa Board of Regents reject union calls for expanded negotiations / ARTICLE on UIHC contract campaign
December 12, 2018 | Cedar Rapids Gazette

State workers’ unions in Iowa overwhelmingly win re-certification / ARTICLE on SEIU and state union elections  (To read our story about Local 199 re-cert victories, click here.)
October 29, 2018 | Des Moines Register

University of Iowa non-tenure faculty claim a win with new benefits / ARTICLE on our SEIU sister union at UI
August 10, 2018 | Cedar Rapids Gazette

One letter reveals what ails health care / OP-ED by Cathy Glasson, SEIU Local 199 president
July 21, 2019 | Des Moines Register

To GRMC Board of Directors and Creston community / LETTER about GRMC contract campaign
June 27, 2018 | Creston News Advertiser

GRMC responds to SEIU claim / ARTICLE on GRMC contract campaign
June 27, 2018 | Creston News Advertiser

Cooperation, not conflict, is what we need at GRMC / LETTER by Cassie Wilmeth on GRMC contract campaign
June 21, 2018 | Creston News Advertiser

While union nurses challenge Iowa regents in court, the board honors a 2 percent raise / ARTICLE on UIHC contract dispute
June 7, 2018 | Iowa City Press-Citizen

GRMC and union negotiations slowly progressing / ARTICLE on GRMC contract campaign
May 9, 2018 | Creston News Advertiser

Communities ask GRMC to reconsider clinics / ARTICLE on GRMC contract campaign
April 26, 2018 | Creston News Advertiser

GRMC Caregivers Taking Campaign to Protect Care Directly to Hospital’s Board of Trustees / RELEASE about GRMC contract campaign
April 23, 2018 | SEIU Local 199

University of Iowa faculty to Bruce Harreld: Pay us what we are worth / ARTICLE on our SEIU sister union at UI and UIHC contract dispute
April 18, 2018 | Iowa City Press-Citizen

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