First Set of Iowa Locals Vote Overwhelmingly to Recertify Union

The Iowa legislature passed a collective bargaining law that requires all of the state’s public sector unions to face recertification elections. Elections in the first 13 school districts are now complete, and the Iowa State Education Association can bask in a decisive victory.

All 13 ISEA locals were recertified, and by very large margins. More impressive was the 89% turnout in the mail-in election. Future votes will be conducted electronically.

It’s a good sign for ISEA and other public sector unions, who face 475 elections next month, and 800 more over the course of the next two years.