Americans for Prosperity-Iowa Urges State Legislature to Pass Collective Bargaining Reform

Feb 7, 2017 by AFP

The group is urging legislators to support HSB 84 which would reform the state’s collective bargaining laws.

DES MOINES – Americans for Prosperity-Iowa is issuing a statement today urging Iowa lawmakers to support HSB 84, a bill that would reform our state’s collective bargaining process. Under the current system, government unions get to lay out their wish list for salary and benefits and then negotiate against unelected bureaucrats whose salaries are not subject to market forces. The incentives under this structure simply exist to appease both parties whatever the cost, rather than to do what’s best for taxpayers.

Over the weekend, Americans for Prosperity-Iowa’s state director Drew Klein was featured in a Cedar Rapids Gazette op-ed calling for collective bargaining reform in Iowa. You can read that piece by clicking here.

AFP-Iowa State Director Drew Klein issued the following statement:

“Americans for Prosperity is urging members of the Iowa legislature to support HSB 84 and make collective bargaining reform a reality in Iowa. As it stands, Iowa’s collective bargaining system is a messy process that puts too much power in the hands of unelected bureaucrats. The incentives under this structure simply exist to appease both parties whatever the cost, rather than to do what’s best for taxpayers. Now is a better time than ever for our Iowa’s lawmakers to undertake collective bargaining reform.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org
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