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We Are One rally gathers on Capitol steps

posted Feb 23, 2011, 10:57 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 23, 2011, 10:59 AM ]

| By Kaleb Warnock | Iowa State Daily | February 21, 2011 |

... "It's nothing but a show of support for the public sector workers in Wisconsin who are having their right to collectively bargain and talk to their employer gutted by [Wisconsin Gov.] Scott Walker and the Republicans and the Wisconsin legislature," said Danny Homan, president of AFSCME Iowa Council 61. ...  However, things are going to play out slightly differently in Iowa than in Wisconsin. Andy Bock, president of the AFSCME Local 96, ISU chapter, and library assistant for Parks Library, wants to make it explicitly clear that union employees at Iowa State have no intention to strike or to leave work without authorization so far.  "We do not do anything to impair our work assignments, but some of us are planning to attend," Bock said. "It's a benefit to Iowans to know that when there's a blizzard, they'll have snow plow drivers." ...