Iowa Teacher Union Officials Stymied by Judge’s Ruling

Restrictions in the Iowa monopoly bargaining bill have driven Iowa State Education Association and local affiliate union officials to court in their attempt to get back the monopoly bargaining power they lost recently.   Most Iowa school districts’ monopoly bargaining agreements are currently expiring and each union will be required to be recertified by the districts teachers.    James Q. Lynch has the story in the Gazette.

A Polk County judge has denied the state teachers union’s motion for summary judgment in a case challenging the collective bargaining law approved by the Iowa Legislature earlier this year.

The Iowa State Education Association and the Davenport Education Association in April challenged House File 291, raising constitutional challenges to the law that made sweeping changes to Iowa’s 43-year-old Chapter 20 public employee collective bargaining law.