News Briefing

  • Could Iowa collective bargaining changes create teacher bidding wars?:  REGISTER
  • Statehouse hearing tonight on Iowa collective bargaining changes:  RADIOIOWA
  • Leaked Iowa Union email urges prank calls to ‘douche’ lawmakers:  KCRG
  • Teachers, supporters rally at Capitol to stop collective bargaining changes:  REGISTER
  • Pro-union rallies in Wisconsin ‘didn’t work,’ Iowa unions go local:  RADIOIOWA
  • Proposed procedural hurdles indicate political attack, Iowa union leaders say:  QCTIMES
  • Sioux City watchdog group backs collective bargaining changes:  SCJOURNAL
  • As lawmakers target unions, Iowans voice support for bargaining:  REGISTER
  • Link elusive between Iowa education funding and achievement:  GAZETTE
  • IASB Study finds SAVE fund has helped schools with facility needs:  RADIOIOWA
  • Bruce Rastetter will not seek reappointment to Board of Regents:  GAZETTE
  • More than 20 apply for Iowa Board of Regent vacancies:  GAZETTE
  • Iowa party leaders assess political landscape:  QCTIMES
  • Recurring themes in Branstad’s condition of the state speeches:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Court: Cops can’t ask for driver’s license unless suspicion:  AP
  • Iowa Poll: Majority support sales tax hike for cleaner water, outdoor recreation:  REGISTER
  • Dozens rally in Council Bluffs to support defunding of Planned Parenthood:  DAILYNONPAREIL
  • 3 casino options for Cedar Rapids try their luck:  GAZETTE
  • UI tightens rules for out-of-state students seeking in-state tuition:  PRESSCITIZEN
  • Investigation launched over claims of jail drug smuggling:  AP
  • Sioux City union seeks amendments to contract, citing collective bargaining overhaul:  SCJOURNAL
  • Cedar Falls Schools’ bargaining goes forward despite pending legislation:  WCFCOURIER
  • Mason City Schools approves two-year contract with teachers:  GLOBEGAZETTE
  • University of Iowa graduate students file complaint against regents:  GAZETTE
  • North Iowa teachers agree to pay freeze:  GLOBEGAZETTE

Collective Bargaining: Fact vs. Fiction


Collective Bargaining: Fact vs. Fiction

Each legislative session is governed by a set of deadlines that help keep the session on pace and give necessary structure to our work. There are two funnels each session, the first of which is March 3. In order to meet these impending deadlines and respect the full legislative process, we have to work quickly on legislation we want to get accomplished this year.

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