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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 the Appellee

Charles Gribble
Christopher Stewart
Nathan Willems

Attorneys for the Appellant

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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