After over a thousand Iowa workers rallied at the Statehouse this afternoon, Republicans are still offering a bill that would end the state’s collective bargaining law. The subcommittee meeting on House Study Bill 117 is scheduled for this afternoon.
The bill being considered to end collective bargaining will take away rights from police officers, fire fighters, state troopers, teachers, and other workers who clear our streets after a snow storm and protect Iowa kids in abusive homes. As always, our top priority is creating new jobs and opportunities for working families in Iowa and the bill being considered by Republicans is a step in the wrong direction. It’s another blow to Iowa’s middle class.