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February 2017 Policy Study, Number 17-4

   

Iowa's Privileged Class: State-Government Employees

   

Endnotes

   

 

[1] Jason Clayworth, “Merit, step raises to add $121 million to state wages,” The Des Moines Register, July 1, 2009, <http://m.dmregister.com/news.jsp?key=484916> accessed on July 12, 2009.
[2] Ibid.
[3] “Frequently Asked Questions — Collective Bargaining in Iowa,” Iowa Department of Administrative Services, February 2007, p. 1, <http://das.iowa.gov/images/pdf/faqs/collective_bargaining.pdf> accessed on October 27, 2009.
[4] David Hogberg, “Reforming Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Laws,” Public Interest Institute INSTITUTE BRIEF, Volume 10, Number 13, May 2003.
[5] Code of Iowa, Chapter 20, Public Employment Relations (Collective Bargaining), Section 20.22, Binding Arbitration, <https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/IC/LINC/Section.20.22.pdf> accessed on August 8, 2012.
[6] Hogberg.
[7] “Frequently Asked Questions — Collective Bargaining in Iowa,” p. 7.
[8] Ibid, pp. 7-8.
[9] Clayworth.
[10] Ibid.
[11] Ibid.
[12] Deborah D. Thornton, “Iowa’s Privileged Class: Time for a Change!,”Public Interest Institute POLICY STUDY, January 2012, pp. 10-11.
[13] John Stephenson, “Iowa’s departing governor approves a six percent wage increase for state workers,” State Budget Solutions, November 23, 2010, <http://www.statebudgetsolutions.org/blog/detail/iowas-departing-governor-approves-a-six-percent-wage-increase-for-state-workers> accessed on December 7, 2011.
[14] “Fiscal Survey of the States, Fall 2011,” National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers, Table 18, State Employee Compensation Changes FY 2011, pp. 24-27, <http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/FSS1111.PDF> accessed on December 5, 2011.
[15] “Department of Management: New AFSCME Contract Saves Iowa $94 million,” Office of the Governor of Iowa, March 7, 2013, <https://governor.iowa.gov/2013/03/department-of-management-new-afscme-contract-saves-iowa-94-million/> accessed on March 26, 2014.
[16] “Branstad releases statement in response to today’s decision on the AFSCME contract,” Office of the Governor of Iowa, March 7, 2013, <https://governor.iowa.gov/2013/03/branstad-releases-statement-in-response-to-today%E2%80%99s-decision-on-the-afscme-contract/> accessed on March 26, 2014.
[17] “2015 - 2017 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF IOWA AND THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 61 AFL-CIO,” Iowa Department of Administrative Services, <https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/union_contracts/AFSCME_contract.2015-17.pdf> accessed on February 2, 2017.
[18] Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington, “Do Public Sector Employees in Iowa Earn More Than Private Sector Employees?,” Iowa State University, Department of Economics, March 2005, <http://www.econ.iastate.edu/research/webpapers/paper_12259.pdf> accessed on November 11, 2009.
[19] “2015 - 2017 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE OF IOWA AND THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 61 AFL-CIO.”
[20] David P. Lind, “Iowa Employer Health Insurance Premiums Increasing 8% – Similar to 2015,” Press Release from David P. Lind Benchmark, October 10, 2016, <http://dplindbenchmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Iowa-Employer-Health-Insurance-Premiums-Increasing-8-Similar-to-2015-MASTER-2016.pdf> accessed on January 18, 2017.

[21] William Petroski, “Branstad's health coverage plans worry Iowa's public employees,” The Des Moines Register, January 16, 2017, <http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/15/branstads-health-coverage-plans-worry-iowas-public-employees/96488458/> accessed on February 8, 2017.

 

   

 

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