Collective Bargaining. Legal news and articles for April 19 - 25, 2017

Wisconsin teachers say collective bargaining changes brought good and badWapello School District offers no wage increases - Muscatine JournalA glance at issues approved in new GOP-led Iowa LegislatureNew collective bargain laws effecting teacher contract negotiationsDemocrat bargaining rollback guts 2015 laws, Roberson saysLegislators offer thoughts on session's GOP victoriesTrade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in ChinaTrade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in ChinaThe Elbert Files: Bargaining bill has legal flawThe Elbert Files: Bargaining bill has legal flawLawmakers push to end 'historic' 2017 sessionLawmakers push to end 'historic' 2017 sessionNew state collective bargaining law enters talks between Western Iowa Tech, facultyKey California Employment Law Cases: February 2017Nevada Senate approves principals collective bargaining bill

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Iowa's War on Government-Worker Unions: Attacking Organized Labor Is Good, Divisive Politics on an Issue That ...
River Cities ReaderApril 13, 2017

Under the law, only base wages are subject to bargaining – and pay increases are capped. With subjects such as pensions and health insurance no longer part of contract negotiations, governments can better control personnel costs. The law also removes ...more »

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China
China Business ReviewApril 21, 2017

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China. Industrial action in China entered uncharted territory last year. Labor unrest was previously confined for the most part to the manufacturing and construction sectors – the traditional linchpins of ...more »

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Wisconsin teachers say collective bargaining changes brought good and bad
WQAD.comApril 25, 2017

POTOSI, Wisconsin -- Some teachers and administrators in Wisconsin say sweeping changes to the state's collective bargaining laws have had minimal impact on the classroom. Earlier this year, Iowa lawmakers approved new collective bargaining laws for ...more »

Wapello School District offers no wage increases - Muscatine Journal
Muscatine JournalApril 24, 2017

The Wapello School District has offered the Wapello Education Association a contract with no increase in base wages for the 2017-18 school year.more »

A glance at issues approved in new GOP-led Iowa Legislature
Sacramento BeeApril 22, 2017

The law eliminated most collective bargaining rights for public workers such as teachers, nurses and correctional officers, greatly reducing their ability to negotiate over benefits and working conditions. Some public safety officers were exempt from ...more »

New collective bargain laws effecting teacher contract negotiations
Burlington Hawk EyeApril 22, 2017

WAPELLO — A revised collective bargaining law for many public sector employees in Iowa apparently will greatly limit the topics the Wapello School District plans to negotiate at this time with the Wapello Education Association. The school district ...more »

Democrat bargaining rollback guts 2015 laws, Roberson says
Las Vegas Review-JournalApril 22, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, the architect of the existing law, said SB356 is “the gutting of very good collective bargaining reform” passed in 2015. He said Senate Bill 241 of the last session was a compromise endorsed by both ...more »

Legislators offer thoughts on session's GOP victories
The Daily NonpareilApril 22, 2017

The Republican-controlled House and Senate made its mark on the state, passing laws that expanded gun rights, reduced collective bargaining power, defunded Planned Parenthood, changed voting requirements and availability and legalized firework sales.more »

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China
China Business ReviewApril 21, 2017

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China. Industrial action in China entered uncharted territory last year. Labor unrest was previously confined for the most part to the manufacturing and construction sectors – the traditional linchpins of ...more »

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China
China Business ReviewApril 21, 2017

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China. Industrial action in China entered uncharted territory last year. Labor unrest was previously confined for the most part to the manufacturing and construction sectors – the traditional linchpins of ...more »

The Elbert Files: Bargaining bill has legal flaw
Business RecordApril 21, 2017

If Republican lawmakers are paying attention, and they clearly are not, they need to go back and rewrite the collective bargaining bill passed earlier this session with much fanfare. I say that because the law, as passed and signed by Gov. Terry ...more »

The Elbert Files: Bargaining bill has legal flaw
Business RecordApril 21, 2017

Now the Iowa State Education Association and other public employee unions want to apply Article 1, Section 6 to the new collective bargaining law. And it looks like a good fit, given what happened with gay marriage and the gambling tax. Lawmakers ...more »

Lawmakers push to end 'historic' 2017 session
Mason City Globe GazetteApril 21, 2017

“This was a historic session that we are going to see benefits and paybacks from for a generation,” said Sen. Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig, who played an instrumental role in a major rewrite of Iowa's collective bargaining law governing public employees.more »

Lawmakers push to end 'historic' 2017 session
Sioux City JournalApril 21, 2017

“This was a historic session that we are going to see benefits and paybacks from for a generation,” said Sen. Jason Schultz, R-Schleswig, who played an instrumental role in a major rewrite of Iowa's collective bargaining law governing public employees.more »

New state collective bargaining law enters talks between Western Iowa Tech, faculty
Sioux City JournalApril 20, 2017

The moves are allowed under the new collective bargaining law approved by Republican lawmakers earlier this year. Vigorously opposed by Democrats and organized labor, it limits most public-sector union contract negotiations to base wages, while ...more »

Key California Employment Law Cases: February 2017
Lexology (registration)April 19, 2017

The key California employment law cases from February 2017 involve collective bargaining/union and wage and hour issues. Collective Bargaining/Union Issues - Vasserman v. Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 8 Cal. App. 5th 236, 213 Cal. Rptr. 3d ...more »

Nevada Senate approves principals collective bargaining bill
Las Vegas Review-JournalApril 19, 2017

CARSON CITY — School principals would again be entitled to union bargaining under a bill unanimously approved Tuesday by the Nevada Senate. Senate Bill 493 modifies a collective bargaining law passed by the Republican-controlled 2015 Legislature ...more »

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