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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting Law Restricting Collective Bargaining

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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Iowa's largest teachers' union challenging a new law that eliminated most collective bargaining rights for public workers.

In his ruling, the judge said the law does not violate workers' constitutional rights to equal protection.

The Iowa State Education Association filed the suit that claimed the measure creates two classes of public-sector employees, unfairly targets unions for collecting dues through payroll deductions, and creates an unfair election system for unions.

Vol. 37, Issue 11, Page 5

Published in Print: November 1, 2017, as Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting Law Restricting Collective Bargaining
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