Iowa labor union leader announces retirement

(Undated) -- The head of the labor union that represents most of Iowa's state workers is retiring. Danny Homan [[ HOE-man ]] has led AFSCME [[ AFS-me ]] Local 61 since 2005. A new President will be elected at the Local 61 convention July 24th.

“I am proud to have had the trust and support of the members of this council for the last 16 years,” said President Homan. “Working here has been the honor of my life. Every day I knew thousands of people were counting on me and this council to have their back, and I am proud to say that we did. In both the good times and the bad, AFSCME was there fighting for the hard working men and women of the state of Iowa, Missouri and Kansas, in our cities, counties, schools, state and private sector employers. While there is a lot of fight left in me, I know that now is the time for new leadership to move the council forward.”

Danny Homan became a member of AFSCME in 1986 when he worked as an officer with community-based corrections in Sioux City. He joined the staff of AFSCME in 1988 as a staff representative. He was elected Council President in 2005 and has run unopposed for the position ever since.

Danny HomanPhoto: AFSCME Local 61

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