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Iowa’s essential workers take demands for COVID relief and $15/hr to Sen. Grassley

March 1, 2021

Workers in 20 States Come Together to Demand Congress and Employers “Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us.”

Iowa’s essential workers take demands for COVID relief and $15/hr to Sen. Grassley

Caregivers call on Gov. Reynolds to keep her word as talks near climax at UIHC

February 25, 2021

Gov. Reynolds called caregivers “heroic” for helping Iowans during the pandemic and pledged to try and “sufficiently express our gratitude.”

Caregivers call on Gov. Reynolds to keep her word as talks near climax at UIHC

Univ. of Iowa Hospital talks intensify

February 10, 2021

UIHC adopted the slogan “We Stand Together” during the pandemic; the 4,000 union caregivers want to put those words into action.

Univ. of Iowa Hospital talks intensify

Caregivers at UIHC receive Regents’ response to their Partnership Proposal

January 21, 2021

In contract talks at UIHC, Iowa Regents respond today to the innovative Partnership Proposal put forward by 4,000 union caregivers.

Caregivers at UIHC receive Regents’ response to their Partnership Proposal

After uniting to fight COVID, UIHC caregivers kick off contract talks with innovative Partnership Proposal

January 12, 2021

4,000 nurses and professionals at UIHC are beginning talks for a new union contract on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

After uniting to fight COVID, UIHC caregivers kick off contract talks with innovative Partnership Proposal

10,000 University of Iowa caregivers & staff vote overwhelmingly to keep their unions

October 27, 2020

Healthcare workers, staff and graduate employees in three unions at the University of Iowa have voted overwhelmingly to recertify their unions.

10,000 University of Iowa caregivers & staff vote overwhelmingly to keep their unions

Joint statement on Iowa’s record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

October 21, 2020

A Joint Statement from Richard Frauenholz, President of AFSCME Local 12 & Cathy Glasson, RN, President of SEIU Local 199, the unions of UIHC healthcare workers.

Joint statement on Iowa’s record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

Thousands of UIHC caregivers & staff joining public employees across Iowa in vote to keep union voice

October 13, 2020

RNs, healthcare professionals and staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics start voting in a union recertification election Tuesday at 7 a.m.

Thousands of UIHC caregivers & staff joining public employees across Iowa in vote to keep union voice

UI Hospital caregivers holding candlelight vigil to honor essential workers, urge passage of Heroes Act

August 26, 2020

With COVID-19 cases surging in Johnson County, UIHC caregivers are calling on Iowa Senators Ernst and Grassley to pass Heroes Act, support essential workers.

UI Hospital caregivers holding candlelight vigil to honor essential workers, urge passage of Heroes Act

Bernie Sanders to join striking McDonald’s workers demanding union rights in Cedar Rapids

June 8, 2019

McDonald’s Workers to Walk Off Job in Iowa Calling for Right to Union to Address Low Pay, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Violence.

Bernie Sanders to join striking McDonald’s workers demanding union rights in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids McDonald’s workers to join nationwide strike demanding union rights as 2020 candidates show support

May 22, 2019

Booker, Castro, de Blasio Inslee Among Presidential Hopefuls to Stand with Cooks, Cashiers; Make Bold Demand To Put More Workers in Unions.

Cedar Rapids McDonald’s workers to join nationwide strike demanding union rights as 2020 candidates show support

De Blasio to join McDonald’s strikers in Iowa as nationwide walkout for union rights wins candidates' support

May 22, 2019

Booker, Castro, Inslee, Sanders also among Presidential Hopefuls to Stand with Cooks, Cashiers; Make Bold Demand To Put More Workers in Unions.

De Blasio to join McDonald’s strikers in Iowa as nationwide walkout for union rights wins candidates' support

As Biden begins campaigning, Iowa workers plan to ask about Fight for $15 and a Union

May 1, 2019

SEIU and Fight for $15 activists continue to make sure that workers' issues remain at the top of every presidential candidates' agenda.

As Biden begins campaigning, Iowa workers plan to ask about Fight for $15 and a Union

Iowa workers in Fight for $15 plan to quiz Gabbard about unions at event in Des Moines

April 27, 2019

Workers in the Fight for $15 and a Union have been fanning out to presidential candidate events across Iowa, and they’ll be at Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s town hall in Des Moines on Friday.

Iowa workers in Fight for $15 plan to quiz Gabbard about unions at event in Des Moines

Iowa workers in Fight for $15 putting unions on the menu at Warren event in Tipton restaurant

April 26, 2019

SEIU and Fight for $15 activists are going to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Meet and Greet to ask the candidate what she’ll do to ensure Unions for All.

Iowa workers in Fight for $15 putting unions on the menu at Warren event in Tipton restaurant

UIHC caregivers ratify new contract, continue campaign to protect care & fix management culture

March 9, 2019

After intense contract campaign generating broad public support, 92.9% of Univ. of Iowa caregivers voted Thursday to approve new union contract.

UIHC caregivers ratify new contract, continue campaign to protect care & fix management culture

Tentative agreement reached at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

February 20, 2019

UIHC bargaining team announces that they've reached a tentative agreement with the Iowa Board of Regents.

Tentative agreement reached at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Public support for caregivers surges on eve of final contract talks at UIHC

February 19, 2019

Iowa public, patients flood caregivers with messages of support; excerpts below, including moving tribute from retired officer on his wife’s care.

Public support for caregivers surges on eve of final contract talks at UIHC

Caregivers holding Valentine’s Day actions at Univ. of Iowa Hospital in final push to protect care

February 14, 2019

With contract talks in crisis, UIHC caregivers hold press conference today at NOON, then will deliver hundreds of Valentines to CEO.

Caregivers holding Valentine’s Day actions at Univ. of Iowa Hospital in final push to protect care

Caregivers seek to cure “quiet crisis” at Iowa’s flagship hospital in ongoing contract talks

February 1, 2019

RNs, healthcare professionals available for interviews about campaign for contract to protect world-class care at Univ. of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Caregivers seek to cure “quiet crisis” at Iowa’s flagship hospital in ongoing contract talks

GRMC caregivers taking campaign to protect care directly to hospital’s board of trustees

April 23, 2018

RNs, techs & service staff at Greater Regional Medical Center to attend Monday’s board meeting, calling for cooperative approach in negotiations.

GRMC caregivers taking campaign to protect care directly to hospital’s board of trustees