SHELL ROCK — Union members, working families and Democrats plan to picket the home of Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix in Shell Rock on Saturday.
Bus loads from several unions organized by Teamsters Local 238 will meet at 1 p.m. across the street from 317 Walnut St. in Shell Rock to protest what they perceive as Dix’s attack during the last legislative season on working families, veterans, education, health care and seniors.
Kirsten Anderson will speak about how Dix ignored her complaints of sexual harassment and toxic work environment in his Senate office where she was communications director. Anderson ultimately was awarded a judgment of $1.75 million which must be paid by Iowa taxpayers from the general fund.
Butler County Democrats will serve a free-will offering chili lunch from noon noon to 4 p.m. at the Boyd Building in downtown Shell Rock. Serving coffee and hot chocolate will be Tracy Freese, Democratic candidate against Dix for Senate District 25 which covers Grundy, Hardin and portions of Butler and Story counties.