Meet Joe Zahorik
Joe Zahorik was born and raised in eastern Iowa. Joes father was a third generation union Ironworker, and his mother worked various jobs growing up to make ends meet. Joe was raised with the strong work ethic that he exudes today. He has been with the Ironworkers union for 17 years; starting off as an apprentice, working his way through the field and leadership roles both on the jobsite and in his local union, to eventually become the organizer for Ironworkers Local 89. He’s experienced the effects of anti worker policies first hand and has always been active in the fight to keep things fair. From stagnant wages leading to an ever growing wealth gap between the working class and the financial elites to the intentional dismantling of collective bargaining rights, Iowa’s working families have faced more than our share of challenges. Now as an organizer, Joe spends his days fighting for the exploited and vulnerable workers in an effort to ensure they receive fair wages, safe working environments, quality benefits, and access to both quality and affordable healthcare.
Joe knows that he can take this fight to a larger venue and have even more impact at the state Capitol. He will be a champion for the working class families of Iowa, and do everything in his power to push back against the greed and cruelty of the anti worker agenda we’re currently facing. Joe will be a strong voice for all of the exploited and marginalized people of Iowa.