Iowa bill limits collective bargaining privileges for government unions!

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa lawmakers plan to roll back collective bargaining benefits for teachers and other public sector workers by limiting the topics of union negotiations and requiring certification votes, among other changes.

Republicans took control of all three branches of Iowa government in 2016, and they’re now advancing legislation to curb collective bargaining abuses that have led to years of unnecessary expenses for taxpayers, The Des Moines Register reports.

Legislation filed in the House and Senate Tuesday would limit mandatory negotiations to wages only, which would free public employers to impose employment terms on insurance, evaluations, seniority benefits and other topics currently included in contracts, though police and other public safety unions would be exempt from the changes.

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