We have drafted a sample proclamation for you to submit to city, county, and state governments.

Encourage them to issue a proclamation recognizing September as Labor Union Appreciation Month!

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We owe unions for the eight-hour weekday, the two-day weekend, and plenty of other rights we all enjoy today. #ThankAUnion Click to tweet

Unions have fought for workers’ rights since the beginning. #ThankAUnion Click to tweet

Between right-to-work laws and gutted collective bargaining rights, unions are facing more attacks than ever. #ThankAUnion Click to tweet

From the WGA to the IBEW, unions are made up of diverse individuals who want a seat at the table. #ThankAUnion Click to tweet

Women represented by unions earn an average of $212 more per week than women in non-union jobs. #ThankAUnion Click to tweet

Approximately 10.6 million of the 16.3 million workers covered by a union contract are women and/or people of color. #ThankAUnion Click to tweet

14.5 percent of Black workers age 18 to 64 are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. #ThankAUnion Click to tweet


AFSCME Area Local 3011

AFSCME Council 61

Americans for Democratic Action Iowa

APWU Waterloo Local 451

Black Hawk Union Assembly

Cedar Rapids City Council

Central Iowa Neighbors

Citizens for a Healthy Iowa

Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Des Moines Public School Board

GPS Impact

Great River Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

Greenwood Media Services

Hawkeye Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Hedberg & Boulton, P.C.

Indivisible Iowa

Interfaith Alliance of Iowa

Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans

Iowa Citizen Action Network

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Iowa Main Street Alliance

Iowa Policy Project

Iowa Postal Workers Union

Iowa River Labor Coalition

Iowa Safe Schools

Iowa State Education Association

Iowa Voices

I Work & Play

Josh Mandelbaum, Des Moines City Council

Linn County Board of Supervisors

Midvale Pinacotheca

North Iowa Nine Labor Assembly

One Iowa

One Voice Message & Media

Pinpoint Digital

Planned Parenthood Voters of Iowa

Polk County Board of Supervisors

Progress Iowa

Rep. Marti Anderson

Rep. Karin Derry

Rep. Molly Donahue

Rep. Tracy Ehlert

Rep. Chris Hall

Rep. Chuck Isenhart

Rep. Jennifer Konfrst

Rep. Bob Kressig

Rep. Monica Kurth

Rep. Vicki Lensing

Rep. Mary Mascher

Rep. Heather Matson

Rep. Amy Nielsen

Rep. Todd Prichard

Rep. Art Staed

Rep. Sharon Steckman

Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell

Rep. Mary Wolfe

Ben Rogers, Linn County Supervisor

Rush & Nicholson

Chris Schwartz, Black Hawk County Supervisor

Sen. Joe Bolkcom

Sen. Claire Celsi

Sen. Eric Giddens

Sen. Rob Hogg

Sen. Pam Jochum

Sen. Kevin Kinney

Sen. Janet Petersen

Sen. Amanda Ragan

Sen. Jackie Smith

Sen. Todd Taylor

Sen. Zach Wahls

Sioux City Council

Smith & McElwain

South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Rod Sullivan, Johnson County Supervisor

Tax March Iowa

Teamsters Local 238

Tri-City Building & Construction Trades Council

Stacey Walker, Linn County Supervisor

UAW Region 4

Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO


Below is a list of events celebrating Labor Day and Labor Union Appreciation Month. Submit your own event here.