IFL Convention 2021

Prairie Meadows now requires everyone to wear a mask while in their facility

August 25 - 27

The 65th annual Iowa Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) convention will be held August 25 -27 in Altoona.

The Theme for this year’s convention is “Organize: The Time is Now”

On Wednesday there will be an open reception to Honor Ken Sagar in the Bishop Ballroom  from 5:30 to 7:30. The event is free to attend, will include free horderves and have a cash bar. A free will donation to the University of Iowa Labor Center is encouraged.  The IFL Hall of Fame (HOF) dinner will be Thursday evening.

Convention registration information has been sent out with the Convention Call. Delegates may also register on Wednesday August 21 from 8 am to 5 PM at the Meadows Convention Center at Prairie Meadows. Registration is $40, and all delegates are encouraged to buy a $20 COPE ticket. (COPE tickets must be paid for in cash or by personal check)

Room reservations must be made directly by the delegate. They can be made by phone or online. 515-957-3000 or 800-325-9015 or click here for direct link to reservations. Or www.prairiemeadows.com. Reference number is 08232021AFL. Room rate is $115 plus tax. Deadline to reserve rooms is August 5, 2021 by 5 PM.

 Credentials can be dropped off or mailed to the IFL office (2000 Walker, Des Moines 50317) no later than August 4, or received by mail at the IFL office by August 2       2021.

Resolutions can be submitted at this convention. The deadline for submission of resolutions is in office August 4, and by mail July 30. You may email resolutions to Pete Hird at [email protected].

 The 37th Labor Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be held Thursday evening. Hospitality will be start at 6 PM and the Dinner and Program will begin at 7 PM. This years Hall of Fame inductees are Ken Sagar, IBEW; Randay Boulton, USW and Anthony Stephens UPWA.   Tickets for the Hall of Fame event are $50 per person, deadline to purchase dinner tickets is August 12, 2021.


For more information contact the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO at 2000 Walker, Des Moines, IA 50317. 515-262-9571 or email [email protected].

For credential and Hall of Fame Dinner Tickets, contact Jamie

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Hall of Fame Information

The 2021 Iowa AFL-CIO Labor Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Thursday, August 26th at the Meadows in Altoona. 
6:00-7:00 pm Labor Hall of Fame Hospitality

7:00-8:30 pm Labor Hall of Fame Dinner and Program

Each year at the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO convention, we honor retired union leaders, living or deceased, by inducting up to three of them into the Labor Hall of Fame.  This award is presented to men and women in the labor movement whose efforts and sacrifices have enhanced the quality of life for Iowa workers.

  The recipient’s formal induction ceremony will be held at the Laor Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday, August 26th 2021 at the Meadows in Altoona.  The dinner will be held in conjunction with the IFL Annual Convention as is has in the past.  

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 In Solidarity,

 Charles Wishman, President

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

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