Collective Bargaining. Legal news and articles for April 22 - 30, 2017

Sununu, unions at standstill on raisesEditorial: 2017 Legislative Report Card'A seat at the table'Union representing Illinois state nurses has a history of prioritizing union jobs at all costsDC Circuit Judge Warns Ruling Could 'Destabilize' Most Arbitration AwardsDC Circuit Judge Warns Ruling Could 'Destabilize' Most Arbitration AwardsDocuments: Iowa has spent $55,000 so far on union lawsuit - KTIV ...Documents: Iowa has spent $55000 so far on union lawsuitDocuments: Iowa Has Spent $55,000 So Far on Union Lawsuit ...Documents: Iowa has spent $55,000 so far on union lawsuit - KWWL ...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 says

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Wapello teachers union proposes alternative to bargaining
Muscatine JournalApril 13, 2017

Teacher Cari Cline told a crowd of about 30 school board members, administrators, staff and community members that recent changes in Iowa's collective bargaining law made cooperation between teachers and the school district vital. The new law limits ...more »

King County Council approves blueprint for civilian oversight of law enforcement
Kirkland ReporterApril 18, 2017

The charter amendment increased OLEO's scope of authority to directly investigate misconduct, complementing its existing authorities to monitor internal investigations, conduct systemic reviews and audits and engage in community outreach. Under the ...more »

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Sununu, unions at standstill on raises
The Union LeaderApril 30, 2017

Despite the strict language of the law, veteran negotiators for the state and labor unions say for more than two decades the governor's team has kept negotiating with unions as long as they remained at the table, even if talks had broken off with other ...more »

Editorial: 2017 Legislative Report Card
Quad City TimesApril 30, 2017

It was a frenetic year for Iowa's Legislature. For the first time in two decades, Republicans wielded total control over Iowa government, and they didn't hesitate to use it, pushing a conservative agenda that would be familiar to any resident of ...more »

'A seat at the table'
Post RegisterApril 30, 2017

The process of forming a police union in Idaho is complicated by holes in state law, according to a legal expert. John Rumel has ... Rumel said it's a relatively simple matter for a group of municipal employees to start an organization like the Idaho ...more »

Union representing Illinois state nurses has a history of prioritizing union jobs at all costs
Illinois PolicyApril 28, 2017

Further evidence that HB 5104 – and subsequently SB 19 – are nothing more than union job preservation is found in an unfair labor practice charge the state filed against INA in 2016. After almost a year of contract negotiations, the state and INA had ...more »

DC Circuit Judge Warns Ruling Could 'Destabilize' Most Arbitration Awards
The National Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2017

The court was presented a conflict rooted in whether an Amtrak inspector general was bound to comply with certain procedures in the officer's collective bargaining agreement. The arbitrator had said the internal investigation violated a ... “Today's ...more »

DC Circuit Judge Warns Ruling Could 'Destabilize' Most Arbitration Awards
The National Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2017

The court was presented a conflict rooted in whether an Amtrak inspector general was bound to comply with certain procedures in the officer's collective bargaining agreement. The arbitrator had said the internal investigation violated a ... “Today's ...more »

Documents: Iowa has spent $55,000 so far on union lawsuit - KTIV ...
KTIVApril 28, 2017

The state of Iowa has spent $55000 so far defending itself against a lawsuit challenging a new collective bargaining law.more »

Documents: Iowa has spent $55000 so far on union lawsuit
KTIVApril 28, 2017

The state of Iowa has spent $55,000 so far defending itself against a lawsuit challenging a new collective bargaining law. An invoice reviewed this week by a state council shows the Belin McCormick law firm in Des Moines charged the amount on behalf of ...more »

Documents: Iowa Has Spent $55,000 So Far on Union Lawsuit ...
U.S. News & World ReportApril 27, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa has spent $55000 so far defending itself against a lawsuit challenging a new collective bargaining law.more »

Documents: Iowa has spent $55,000 so far on union lawsuit - KWWL ...
kwwl.comApril 27, 2017

The state of Iowa has spent $55000 so far defending itself against a lawsuit challenging a new collective bargaining law.more »

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 »

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