March 12, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Iowa: Shifting the Balance of Power

Drake University, Levitt Hall, Des Moines, IA

Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University, University of Iowa Labor Center, Iowa Federation of Labor, and ACS Iowa Lawyer Chapter for a discusion on the value unions provide for communities and how organizing efforts are reshaping workplaces in Iowa and across the U.S.

Labor expert Heidi Shierholz will deliver the keynote speech. The event will also feature remarks from Professor Colin Gordon, workers who recently organized a new union at General Mills in Cedar Rapids, student leaders of the Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers, northwest Iowa representatives of the Iowa State Education Association, and a striking construction worker affiliated with the Tri-State Workers Coalition.

This event is free and open to the public. To register and for more information, including parking and accessibility requests, please click here.


Heidi Shierholz, Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute; Member, Harkin Institute Labor and Employment Advisory Committee; former chief economist, U.S. Department of Labor

Colin Gordon, Professor of History, University of Iowa; Senior Policy Consultant, Iowa Policy Project

Check-in and networking begins at 6:00 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.