Charlie Wishman

(515) 664-5197

2000 Walker St Suite A Des Moines Iowa 50317

Prior to becoming President in May 2020:

Charlie Wishman became Secretary/Treasurer of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO in January of 2012.  Charlie is a member of AFT Local 716, and has also previously been a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) as well as the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).  He worked as the Community Liaison for the Food Bank of Iowa from 2003-2006, and then became a union member when he became an organizer for Iowa Citizen Action Network in 2006.  In 2009 he became a staff member of AFSCME Council 61 as a Communications Specialist.  In the fall of 2011 Charlie came to work at the Federation as Communications Director before stepping into the role as Secretary/Treasurer in 2012.