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Dubuque Community School District $150 million bond referendum

Dubuque Community School District $150 million bond referendum

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Endorsed by Dubuque Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Dubuque, IA

THE PLAN



The $150 bond would be used to create and modernize facilities, while saving the district approximately $3.5 million in operating dollars annually.

  • Air conditioning and HVAC improvements to existing schools
  • New middle school facility on the Washington Middle School site
  • Gymnasium addition to Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Baseball and softball facility with light, restrooms, and concessions
  • Land acquisition for a potential future elementary school

THE IMPACT



The Dubuque Community School District’s $150 million bond referendum has the potential to impact the local labor unions in many ways. Such a substantial investment in the school district’s infrastructure can create a surge in construction and maintenance projects, directly benefiting unionized laborers in the construction and skilled trades sectors. These projects can lead to increased job opportunities, steady employment, and potentially higher wages for union members.

Additionally, the improvements in school facilities can contribute to a safer and more conducive learning environment, fostering the district’s reputation and potentially leading to increased student enrollment. This, in turn, can support the long-term job security of educational staff, many of whom are also part of local labor unions. Ultimately, the bond referendum’s positive effects on the school district can have a ripple effect, bolstering the local economy and the well-being of unionized workers within it.

Dubuque, IA

THE PLAN



The $150 bond would be used to create and modernize facilities, while saving the district approximately $3.5 million in operating dollars annually.

  • Air conditioning and HVAC improvements to existing schools
  • New middle school facility on the Washington Middle School site
  • Gymnasium addition to Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Baseball and softball facility with light, restrooms, and concessions
  • Land acquisition for a potential future elementary school

THE IMPACT



The Dubuque Community School District’s $150 million bond referendum has the potential to impact the local labor unions in many ways. Such a substantial investment in the school district’s infrastructure can create a surge in construction and maintenance projects, directly benefiting unionized laborers in the construction and skilled trades sectors. These projects can lead to increased job opportunities, steady employment, and potentially higher wages for union members.

Additionally, the improvements in school facilities can contribute to a safer and more conducive learning environment, fostering the district’s reputation and potentially leading to increased student enrollment. This, in turn, can support the long-term job security of educational staff, many of whom are also part of local labor unions. Ultimately, the bond referendum’s positive effects on the school district can have a ripple effect, bolstering the local economy and the well-being of unionized workers within it.

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