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.

American Federation of Musicians Cedar Rapids 137 www.afm.org/locals/info/number/137

AFSCME Delaware County 1835 www.afscmeiowa.org/ 

AFSCME Linn County 231 www.afscmeiowa.org/

AFSCME City of Cedar Rapids 620 www.afscmeiowa.org/

AFSCME Buchanan County 1722 www.afscmeiowa.org/

AFSCME Independence MHI 2987 www.afscmeiowa.org/

AFSCME Anamosa State Penitentiary 2994 www.afscmeiowa.org/

AFSCME DOT District VI (Cedar Rapids) 3002 www.afscmeiowa.org/

AFSCME Cedar Rapids Area 3012 www.afscme.org

AFSCME Community Based Corrections 3289 www.local3289.org/index.html

American Federation of Teachers 716 www.aft.org

American Postal Workers Union 166 www.unionworkers.com/local_union/apwu/apwu_local_166.php

Amalgamated Transit Union 638 www.atu638.org

Amalgamated Transit Union 1192 

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco & Grain Millers 10G www.bctgm.org/about-us/bctgm-local-unions/Bakery,

Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco & Grain Millers 100G www.bctgm.org/about-us/bctgm-local-unions/Bakery

Carpenters 1260 www.carpentersunionlocal1260.com/    

Carpenters 308 www.carpenterslocal308.com/

Communication Workers of America 7101 www.unionworkers.com/local_union/cwa/cwa_local_7101.php

Communication Workers of America 7250  www.cwalocal7250.org/‎

GMP 459

Heat & Frost Insulators 81 www.illowaimpact.org/member.asp?ID=7

Laborers 89 www.ironworkers89.org

IAMAW 112 www.iam112.org

IATSE 191 www.iatse.net/directory/local-191 

International Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 831 www.iamlocal831.com

International Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 1526 www.unionworkers.com/local_union/iam/iam_local_1526.php  

 Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 204 www.ibew.org

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 405 www.ibew405.org

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1362 www.ibew1362.org

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1634 www.unionworkers.com/local_union/ibew/ibew_local_1634.php

International Union Of Elevator Constructors 33 www.iuec.org

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 447 www.iupat.org

IUPAT 2003  uniondc81.org

Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans http://iowaretiredamericans.org/

Laborers International Union of North America 43 www.cricbt.org/trades/laborers.html

National Association of Letter Carriers 373 www.nalc.org

Office & Professional Employees International Union 277 www.opeiu.org/tabid/60/Default.aspx

Plumbers & Pipefitters LU 125 www.ualocal125.org

Roofers 182 www.rooferslocal182.com

SEIU 199 www.seiu199.org

Sheet Metal Workers International Union 263 www.smwia263.org

United Faculty UNI  ufaculty.uni.edu

USW 11-00436  www.usw.org

Workers United 497

NALC 512 www.nalcbr512.ucoz.org

NALC 471

IBEW 499 www.ibew499.com

IBEW 288 www.ibew288.com

CWA 7170 www.cwalocal7170.org

IAMAW 1728 www.iamaw1728.com

AFSCME 679 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 1068 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 1195 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 2659 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 2749 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 2984 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 2988 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 3009 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 3489 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 3576 www.afscme.org

 AFSCME 3746 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 861 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 1367 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 2998 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 3004 www.afscme.org

AFSCME 0012

AFSCME 183

AFSCME 2985

CWA 7108

APWU 451

IATSE 690

IBB-D106

IAFF 11

 


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

Kelly Steinke
Organizer
Executive Director
President
Treasurer