Collective Bargaining in Iowa: What Iowans Should Know


  1. Chapter 20 of the Code of Iowa spells out Iowa’s collective bargaining laws.
  1. For a comparison of unionization in public vs. private sector, click here.
  1. The Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) lists all bargaining units, court and arbitration decisions, and collective bargaining contracts.
  1. For decision referenced, click here.
  1. Over the past six years, collective bargaining settlements in Iowa school districts have been greater than revenue growth more than three-quarters of the time. For detail, click here.
  1. See Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data here.