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Big vote Oct. 10–24 for public hospital and school workers

October 6, 2017

Here’s how to VOTE YES to Protect Our Hospitals and Schools!

Iowa’s public 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, 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. The election BEGINS Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8:00 a.m. The election ENDS Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1:00 p.m.

2) WHO CAN VOTE. Every employee – both union members and non-members – at the list of schools and hospitals below can vote. You can Vote YES even if you’re not a paid member of the union.

3) HOW TO VOTE. You can vote by phone or on the internet.

**  To Vote by Phone: Call 855-976-9349**

– Be ready to provide your birth date and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

– 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

**  To Vote On the Internet:**

– Go to www.iowaperb.everyonecounts.com

– Be ready to provide your birthdate and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

Example:  2 digit birth month, 2 digit birth day, 4 digit birth year + last 4 of SS#run altogether.

If 10/10/2017 was date of birth and 1234 were your last four digits of your SS#,

then this would be what you type inside to parenthesis: (101020171234).

Twelve numbers in a row in first box and then second box just last 4 of your SS#.

– 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