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Friday, February 17, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on New Iowa Collective Bargaining Law

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the signing of the new Iowa collective bargaining law:

“The law signed by the governor today is a slap in the face to the hardworking women and men who provide professional public services that strengthen Iowa communities every day. 

“For more than 40 years, the collective bargaining system has worked fairly and efficiently, providing economic security to state employees and a good value for Iowa taxpayers. These unnecessary changes aren’t about fiscal responsibility. They’re an attack on public service workers who need the strongest possible voice on the job.

“We won’t give up this fight. AFSCME will continue to stand with Iowa working families and communities.”

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