Crowds pack the Capitol for collective bargaining hearing


IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO GIVE LOCAL CONTROL BACK TO SMALL GOVERNMENT. THE NEW PROPOSED BIL HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THAT WE CAN BARGAIN ABOUT. MARK: HE REPRESENTS OVER 40,000 PUBLIC WORKERS IN IOWA. HE SAYS THE ONLY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING THIS BILL WOULD LEAVE BEHIND IS THE COLLECTIVE INFLUENCE OF WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND SUPPORTERS. WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT IN THE NEXT ELECTION THOSE FOLKS WHO TOOK PART IN VOTING THIS TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE BILL INTO OFFICE DID NOT RETURN TO OFFICE. MARK: HOMAN AND OTHERS AT THE CAPITOL TALK AS IF THE LAW IS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.>>BY THE END OF THE WEEK IT TECHNICALLY COULD BE ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK AND IT’S ALL OVER. MARK: SENATOR DAVID JOHNSON, WHO LEFT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY PROTEST OVER DONALD TRUMP, SAYS PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE HOW FAST THIS BILL IS MOVING.>>WHAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE DOING HERE IS TEARING DOWN I TWO WEEKS, JUST TWO WEEKS WHAT IT TOOK TWO YEARS TO BUILD BACK IN THE EARLY 1970’S. MARK: HOUSE DEMOCRATS POINTED OUT THE GROUNDSWELL OF PEOPLE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THE LABOR BILL AT FORUMS, TOWN HALL MEETINGS, AND PUBLIC HEARINGS LIKE THIS ONE IN ANKENY. MEANWHILE REPRESENTATIVE DAVE DEYOE, WHO INTRODUCED THE HOUSE BILL, SAYS THIS BILL IS NO BEING FAST TRACKED. HE SAYS HE’S HEARD FROM A LOT OF IOWANS WHO SUPPORT THE BILL BUT WHO AREN’T OPENLY SAYING THAT BECAUSE IT’S SUCH AN UNPOPULAR STANCE.>>THE LOUDEST VOICES ARE TH ONES THAT PEOPLE THE ATTENTION TO A LOT OF TIMES.

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