2009 Convention - Altoona Iowa

posted Aug 27, 2009, 8:40 AM by Unknown user
  • 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.)