Statement by ISEA President Tammy Wawro

on Summary Judgement

DES MOINES, IA (10/19/2017) (readMedia)-- The ISEA received notice today that the initial step in our lawsuit filed against the state of Iowa over the new collective bargaining bill was denied. Judge Huppert, of the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa, denied the ISEA's request for Summary Judgement challenging many components of the new law.

"I am very disappointed in this ruling. We believe many aspects of this new law are blatantly unfair, treating some public employees in a manner different from others and putting obstacles in place for unions in terms of dues collection and recertification. This litigation is one component of our fight to win back the rights taken from our members in the last legislative session.

We will continue moving forward with next steps, fighting hard for our members to ensure that they receive the same rights and privileges enjoyed by other employees. We are exploring all of our options, including an appeal." said Tammy Wawro, ISEA President.