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Case No. 17-2093

UE Local 893/IUP
State of Iowa

The State appeals from a district court order granting plaintiff employee organization a summary judgment in its action pursuant to Iowa Code section 20.17(5)(2017) to enforce the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. The State contends the district court erred in finding that the parties have a valid and enforceable collective bargaining agreement because: (1) the court did not have subject matter jurisdiction over the dispute; (2) the employee organization failed to exhaust its administrative remedies with the state Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) prior to filing suit; (3) the district court should have deferred the case to PERB under the doctrine of primary jurisdiction; and (4) the district court applied the wrong legal standards in finding the parties had entered into a binding collective bargaining agreement.

Trial Court Case No.:


UE Local 893/IUP


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellees

Charles Gribble
Christopher Stewart
Nathan Willems

Attorneys for Appellants

Jeffrey S. Thompson
Julia S. Kim

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Nov 13, 2018 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

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Date Published:
May 17, 2019

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