Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO


The Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, stands as a loyal advocate for workers’ rights and a pivotal force in shaping the political landscape of the state. With a steadfast commitment to championing the rights, welfare, and aspirations of Iowa’s workforce, the federation plays a crucial role in identifying, endorsing, and supporting candidates who share its dedication to empowering the labor community. Through strategic initiatives, grassroots mobilization, and a unified vision, the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, continues to contribute significantly to the election of candidates who prioritize and amplify the voices of workers across the state.

We represent over 42,000 members of 280 unions throughout Iowa.

The mission of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.

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South Central Iowa Federation of Labor

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO union endorsed candidates for Election 2024.

Hawkeye Area Labor Council

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO union endorsed candidates for Election 2024.

Western Iowa Labor Federation

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO union endorsed candidates for Election 2024.

Great River Area Labor Federation

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO union endorsed candidates for Election 2024.

AFL-CIO Endorses President Joe Biden

Representing 12.5 million members from 55 national and international labor unions.

President Biden has invested in infrastructure, strengthened workers’ rights, protected our retirements, boosted buy American rules, helped families through a pandemic, lowered prescription costs and more. Above all, he has championed unions. That’s why the AFL-CIO is proud to endorse President Biden for re-election.

Protecting the right to organize

The General Board of the AFL-CIO—representing 60 unions and more than 12.5 million workers—voted to endorse President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for re-election in 2024. The endorsement vote marks the earliest the AFL-CIO has ever voted to endorse in a presidential election, triggering an unprecedented mobilization that will engage millions of working people over the course of nearly 17 months on the Biden–Harris record of transforming the economy to one that works for all.

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October 21, 2024

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October 16th - November 4th, 2024

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