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Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO (IFL)

AFSCME Local 96 is affiliated with the Iowa Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO).  The Iowa Fed has an convention held in August of each year to set policy and educate union leadership and members on issues of importance.  Both public sector and private sector unions join together for the betterment of all working families in the state of Iowa.  Local 96 elects a delegate to the 3-4 day convention in usually held in Altoona at Prairie Meadows Convention Center, which is staffed by employees represented by AFSCME.

2009 Convention - Altoona Iowa

posted Aug 27, 2009, 8:40 AM by Andy Bock

  • Speakers/Presentations
    • US Congressman Leonard Boswell, IA-3rd District
    • Tom Hockensmith, Polk County Supervisor (Former AFSCME Council 61 Staff, and Local Union Leader)
    • Jan Laue, IFL, Secretary-Treasurer, IFL Lobbyist
    • Michael Mauro, Iowa Secretary of State
    • Chris Petersen, President Iowa, Farmers Union
    • One woman show illustrating the stories of five women who contributed in their own way working for the war effort in the 1940s
    • David Osterberg, Director of the Iowa Policy Project
    • Barbara Easterling, President Alliance for Retired Americans
    • WIN Program; organizing at neighborhood level in support of working family supportive candidates
    • Dave Loebsack, US Congress, IA-2nd District
  • Constitutional Amendments
    • Add recognition and membership for Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans (passed)
    • Policy on adjustments to dues payments and staff salary due to change in CPI (passed)
  • Election of officers
    • Ken Sagar, elected President
    • Janice Laue, elected Secretary-Treasurer
    • Dale Jeter, 3rd District Vice President (Local 96 has 5 votes in the 3rd district; Dale is from Ankeny)
    • Sandy Opstvedt, 4th District Vice President (Local 96 has 50 votes in the 4th district; Sandy is with IBEW and lives in Story City.)

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