About Us

The Hawkeye Area Labor Council is a coalition of unions. It is the official organization of the national AFL-CIO in Iowa. The Hawkeye Area Labor Council represents 26 counties. The goals of the Hawkeye Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO are social and economic justice. Achievement of strength of our affiliates by combining the talent, energy, activism and sense of justice of all of our affiliates, the Hawkeye Area Labor Council seeks to promote legislation that will enable the government to be responsive to the needs of working people and their families.

The Hawkeye Area Labor Council is a coalition of unions. It is the official organization of the national AFL-CIO in East Central Iowa.

The Hawkeye Area Labor Council represents 26 counties including Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Delaware, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hancock, Hardin, Howard, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Mitchell, Tama, Washington, Winnebago, Worth and Wright. Our affiliates represent all of these counties.

Affiliate:                                         Local #:

AFGE                                                   2547      

AFSCME                                                  12          

AFSCME                                                183

AFSCME                                                231

AFSCME                                                620

AFSCME                                                679

AFSCME                                                861

AFSCME                                                 1068

AFSCME                                                 1195

AFSCME                                                 1367

AFSCME                                                1722

AFSCME                                                 1835

AFSCME                                                 2659

AFSCME                                                 2749

AFSCME                                                2984

AFSCME                                                 2985

AFSCME                                                2987

AFSCME                                                2988

AFSCME                                                2994

AFSCME                                                2998

AFSCME                                                3002

AFSCME                                                3004

AFSCME                                                3009

AFSCME                                                3012

AFSCME                                                3289

AFSCME                                                3489

AFSCME                                                3576

AFSCME                                                3746

American Fed of Musicians                137

American Fed of Teachers                 716

APWU                                                    166

APWU                                                    451        

ARA

ATU                                                        638

ATU                                                        1192

BCTGM                                                 10G

BCTGM                                                 100G

CREA                     

CWA                                                       7101

CWA                                                       7108

CWA                                                       7250

GMP                                                       459

Heat & Frost Insulators                       81

   IAFF                                                     11

   IAMAW                                              112

   IAMAW                                              831

   IAMAW                                              1526

   IAMAW                                              1728

   IATSE                                                  191

   IATSE                                                  690

   IBB                                                      D-106

   IBEW                                                   204

   IBEW                                                   288

   IBEW                                                   405

   IBEW                                                   499

   IBEW                                                   1362

   IBEW                                                   1634

   IBT                                                       238

   IRON                                                   89

   IUEC                                                    33

   IUPAT                                                 246

   IUPAT                                                 447

   IUPAT                                                 581

   IUPAT                                                 2003

   LIUNA                                                 43

   Millwrights                                        2158

   NALC                                                   373

   NALC                                                   471

   NALC                                                   512

   OPEIU                                                 277

   Pipefitters                                         125

   Roofers                                              182

   SEIU                                                    199

   SMART                                               263

   UAW                                                   838

   UAW                                                   893

   UAW                                                   1024

   UBC                                                     308

   UBC                                                     1260  

   United Faculty

   USW                                                    11-00436

   USW                                                    11-604   

   Workers United                               497

 

The Hawkeye Area Labor Council AFL-CIO is a coalition of unions. It is the official organization of the national AFL-CIO in Iowa. The Hawkeye Area Labor Council represents 26 counties. The goals of the Hawkeye Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO are social and economic justice. Achievement of strength of our affiliates by combining the talent, energy, activism and sense of justice of all of our affiliates, the Hawkeye Area Labor Council seeks to promote legislation that will enable the government to be responsive to the needs of working people and their families.

The Hawkeye Area Labor Council seeks to:
•Secure legislation which will protect and promote collective bargaining and all other rights of workers.
•Help workers and local unions to secure improved wages and working conditions.
•Encourage all unorganized workers to join unions.
•Promote the use of union-made goods and services.
•Conduct a sound and responsible public relations program.
•Encourage workers to register and vote in all elections.
•Unify and coordinate the efforts of AFL-CIO unions.
A Powerful Voice in the Community

The Hawkeye Area labor Council is the voice of its membership at City Councils, Board of Supervisors and School Boards to ensure their actions benefit working families.

We are concerned with issues that affect unions, especially the right to organize and bargain collectively. We address the day to day issues that concern workers, including fair taxes, Workers’ Compensation, health care, unemployment compensation, education, consumer protection, social welfare and the environment.

A Powerful Force for Political Action
The Hawkeye Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO works to educate members politically, endorse candidates for local offices, and make recommendations for endorsement of state candidates. We also encourage workers to register, vote and exercise their full rights and responsibilities as citizens.

We conduct a comprehensive program to register all AFL-CIO members in our jurisdiction; provide information on the issues and positions of the candidates; and encourage them to vote in all elections. Voting records compiled by the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and questionnaires on issues important to workers are used to make recommendation of endorsements for candidates. Delegates of affiliates throughout the state meet at biennial COPE Conventions, held in election years, to consider these endorsements. The resulting recommendations to support candidates who support labor issues are communicated to all of our membership.

Officers

Executive Director
Kelly Steinke
Organizer
President
Treasurer