‘Blind Hog’ Test: Iowa Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Collective Bargaining Law
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The state's second-largest public employee union says a 2017 law limiting collective bargaining was written to specifically target its members and therefore is illegal. Today the Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by AFSCME Council 61 against the State of Iowa. AFSCME is asking that House File 291 be declared illegal, claiming it violates the equal protection clause of the state's constitution and the "rational basis test" applied to laws.