Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: John R. Loihl

In 1974, Iowa enacted a variation on final-offer-by-issue arbitration: the fact-finder’s recommendation on each issue is a third alternative for selection by the arbitrator. The legislation cover all non-federal public employees in the state. The author reviews the statutory provisions, assesses their efficacy, and provides a detailed description of the interest dispute resolution process in Iowa, including judicial attacks on the statutes and the appeal of arbitrators’ rulings issued under the statute.