Iowa collective bargaining bill DOA in Senate

By
Monday, March 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

The chairman of the Senate Labor Committee announced Monday that a bill passed by the Iowa House to limit collective bargaining rights is dead for the remainder of the session.

Sen. Wally Horn (D-Cedar Rapids) said that there weren’t enough votes in the Democratically-controlled Senate to bring the bill out of committee. Members of the Republican-controlled Iowa House spent three days last week debating the bill, which was ultimately passed Friday on a party line vote.

The bill, House File 525, allowed employees to become “free agents,” able to negotiate their terms of employment directly with employers even in a union shop. The bill also prohibited unions from negotiating on health benefits, retirement or layoffs, and required arbitrators to consider comparisons with non-union workers and the private sector, and whether taxes would be increased.

Comments

9 Comments

Andy Kroll: Return to Wisconsin: The Beginning or the End? | Blog Of The Year
Pingback posted March 31, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state’s Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


Andy Kroll: union-busting or Republican-busting in Wisconsin? — War in Context
Pingback posted April 2, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state’s Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


The Greanville Post » Have the WI Protests Changed Americans’ Political Perspectives?
Pingback posted April 4, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state’s Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


Andy Kroll: Return to Wisconsin: The Beginning or the End? – Left Blog Feeds- Progressive News
Pingback posted April 17, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state’s Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


Union-Busting or Republican-Busting in Wisconsin? – Left Blog Feeds- Progressive News
Pingback posted April 17, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state’s Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


Return to Wisconsin – Left Blog Feeds- Progressive News
Pingback posted April 17, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state’s Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


TomDispatch: Union-Busting or Republican-Busting in Wisconsin? : AndyKroll.com
Pingback posted April 27, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state’s Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


Andy Kroll: Return to Wisconsin: The Beginning or the End? | www.iflickle.com
Pingback posted May 2, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

[...] Terry Branstad, who backed the bill, and into law had the state's Democrat-controlled Senate not killed it on the [...]


The Right-Wing Network Behind the War on Unions : AndyKroll.com
Pingback posted May 3, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

[...] month, the GOP-controlled Iowa House passed a bill limiting bargaining rights, but the measure died in the Democratic-controlled [...]


RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.