Communism Is Alive And Well In Iowa.
Republicans and Democrats agreed on virtually nothing Thursday night as the Iowa Senate gave its blessing to a proposal that could lead to thousands more state and local government workers paying union fees.
The Senate approved, 28-21, a proposed law allowing public employee unions to assess nonunion workers – including schoolteachers and city, county and state government employees – a fee for services they provide.
“This bill is nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This is the most serious threat Iowa has faced in our effort to create jobs and bring industry to our state,” said Sen. Pat Ward, a West Des Moines Republican.
“This bill takes away the freedom of Iowans by forcing them to pay fees to unions. It also hurts Iowa’s job creation efforts by gutting our right-to-work law,” said John Gilliland, senior vice president for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.