ICYMI: Americans for Prosperity Tackles Collective Bargaining in Des Moines Register Op-ed

In case you missed it… Americans for Prosperity CEO Luke Hilgemann and Iowa state director Drew Klein co-authored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register focusing on the need for collective bargaining reform in Iowa.

The piece ran this morning in the Des Moines Register and can be viewed here.

Currently, Iowa’s collective bargaining system allows unelected bureaucrats to spend more taxpayer dollars without lawmakers ever taking a vote. Union bosses demand a raise from state government officials who are insulated from voters. Year after year, these agency officials comply to unions’ demands and spend more taxpayer money. Taxpayers have no way to reject the increased spending since legislators don’t vote on the bargained deals.

“The time has come for collective bargaining reform in Iowa,” said Drew Klein, state director for Americans for Prosperity-Iowa. “Taxpayers should not be footing the bill to support pay raises for union bosses. We have unelected officials making the decisions that elected representatives should be making. Iowa would greatly benefit from following the lead of states like Wisconsin that have successfully tackled collective bargaining reform and benefitted from the results.”

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