DES MOINES – The Governor’s unilateral action to close and outsource the work at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, came as a surprise and is very disappointing.
This decision is not in the best interests of those young women that need the services this facility provides.
This will create an economic hardship on both the workers and the community.
AFSCME has been working with state government along with a task force to correct any issues at this facility.
We hope that the Iowa Workforce Development will respond to these workers in the same manner they would with any other facility closing, assisting the employees and the community during this unfortunate time.