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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Popular Progressive: Chet Culver Union Breaker?

Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive

The repercussions of the Collective Bargaining Bill that was approved
by the Iowa Legislature are being heard around the state and from some
unlikely sources including city and county governments. At stake is
the ability for public employees to have the ability to go through
arbitration to settle labor disputes. Sadly, they find no friend in
Governor Chet Culver, who has threatened to veto the bill. The
governor who is feeling heat coming from anti-union groups, city and
county lobbying groups, and others who are reframing the outcome to
suggest that property taxes are likely to rise if this bill is signed
into law. The foes argue that if lawmakers do not have the power to
stymie labor costs then the cost will be passed on to the taxpayer.

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