Electing Democrats to the Courthouse and the Statehouse
Breaking News*** Day 2: Public Employees Pack the Capitol
Clayton County Iowa Democrats
For the second day in a row, hundreds of nurses, teachers, fire fighters, and other state workers packed the State Capitol just as Republican lawmakers introduced a bill to take away their rights
.We believe law enforcement officers, teachers, nurses, and other Iowa workers deserve fairness and a voice in their own workplace. We’re ready to fight back and stop the assault on our progressive values, but we need your help again. Here’s how you can help:
While we’re still reviewing all the details of the bill, here’s what you need to know:
Police officers and state troopers putting their lives on the line everyday to protect us. Nurses taking care of your spouse, parents or children. Teachers and coaches in your school district. Correctional officers working at one of the state prisons. Snow plow drivers working all night during a blizzard to keep our streets and highways safer. There are also 230,000 veterans in Iowa and an estimated 21% of them work in the public sector.These are the Iowans that Republican lawmakers believe are underworked and overpaid.
Our current collective bargaining law works well. Originally passed to stop strikes, the bi-partisan law has served Iowans, employees, and public employers across Iowa well for more than 40 years. It simply requires Iowans and their public employer (school, city, county, etc.) to sit down and work together to discuss issues and reach mutually agreeable solutions in the workplace.
Law enforcement officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, and other Iowa workers deserve fairness and a voice in their own workplace.