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Mauro to speak with LULAC and #StandWithWorkers

Mauro to speak with LULAC and #StandWithWorkers

US Senate candidate Eddie Mauro will appear at 3 pm press conference

(May 1, 2020 – Des Moines) -- In response to Governor Reynold’s negligent reopening of Iowa’s meatpacking plants, US Senate candidate Eddie Mauro will speak today in a press conference at 3p with the President of LULAC and elected officials. From his prepared remarks:

I’ve run a business. I’ve given my employees Paid Sick Leave, family leave, and safe working conditions. It’s the right thing to do. I stand with workers.

Senator Ernst, if you believe it is acceptable to force our workers to go back to the job without supplying protective equipment, why don’t you go work a shift on the floor? You received the proper equipment when you were on the front lines in the military. Why shouldn’t Iowa workers have the same to provide pork chops for your Roast & Ride?

PRESS CONFERENCE - Today at 3 pm:
LULAC "Meatless May Mondays" boycott on International Worker's Day (May 1)

Speakers will include:
Nick Salazar, LULAC Iowa State Director and President of LULAC Council 371
Joe Henry, LULAC Advisor to the President for Civic Engagement and Elections and President of Latinos United of Iowa LULAC Council 307
Ako Abdul Samad, Iowa State Representative
Eddie Mauro, Candidate of U.S. Senate (Iowa)
Jack Hatch, Former Iowa State Senator
Mark Kuhn, Iowa Farmer, and Former State Representative

Mauro has signed on in support of the following demands from LULAC:

  • Slow meat processing lines so workers can socially distance by at least six feet, per CDC guidelines, and breathe effectively in their PPE masks;
  • Paid sick leave, so workers do not have to work while sick;
  • Full healthcare coverage for all workers who fall ill, including hospitalization, if needed;
  • Testing all workers for COVID-19, even those who are asymptomatic;
  • Grant all undocumented workers and refugees working at these facilities TPS to secure their legal standing in the U.S.;
  • Expand rest breaks and maintain hazard pay after May 30;
  • Provide safety information in different languages for immigrant workers.


Eddie Mauro appears on his campaign Livestream every day at eddiemauro.com/live.

Eddie Mauro is a progressive small business owner who works with small businesses in all 99 Iowa counties. During the 2008 financial crisis, he took a pay cut rather than lay off any employees. Prior to this, he was a teacher and a state championship-winning baseball and football coach at the high school level with Des Moines Lincoln, Dowling High School, and Des Moines North. He also worked in player development for the Iowa Cubs. Eddie Mauro co-founded the central Iowa non-profit community organization AMOS.