Category Archives: minimum wage


For Immediate Release: January 4, 2017 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 IOWANS CALL ON GOVERNOR, LEGISLATURE TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE 18 states saw increase take effect on January 1st, while Iowans have waited longer than anyone in the country for … Continue reading

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Iowa Needs You, Donald Kaul! Considering the coming of what promises to be a MEMORABLE Iowa legislative session this spring, my mind wandered to days of yore when a young writer for the Des Moines Register would annually make fun … Continue reading

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TODAY! Statewide Press Conferences Celebrating Minimum Wage Increases

MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Johnson County: Rafael Morataya, 319-499-8363, Linn County: Devin Mehaffey, 319-573-0701, Polk County: Mark Cooper, 515-975-5627, Wapello County: Steve Siegel, 641-799-2569, Workers Celebrate Wage Increases in Four Counties Residents Vow to … Continue reading

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$15 An Hour? You Bet!

Here is a brief video from Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI) concerning the move for a minimum wage of $15 per hour in Polk County. $15 an hour works out to slightly over $30,000 per year before taxes for … Continue reading

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What Is The Difference Between A Minimum Wage Worker And You?

by Jennifer Hauff When I last lived on minimum wage, I shared a one bedroom apartment with a friend I met at work. She had a mattress and a dresser in her room. I had a bunch of blankets and … Continue reading

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“So That A Positive Conservative Message”

“can rise to the top of the field.” This is a line that Scott Walker used in his speech retiring his presidential bid for this round. BTW, look out Wisconsin – Walker will be wanting to burnish his right wing … Continue reading

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Poverty Vultures

Out of sight of the eyes of anything resembling reporters the poverty industries in the USA are cranking along in high gear. Most of these are protected from any harm by Republicans from the county courthouse through the state house … Continue reading

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Wide Benefits Projected In County Minimum Wages In Iowa

​ FOR RELEASE TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015 CONTACT: MIKE OWEN, (319) 338-0773, For full report: IPP News Wide benefits projected in county minimum wages in Iowa In Linn, Johnson, $15 wage would boost combined 43,000 workers IOWA CITY, … Continue reading

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Wages, Jobs, Child Care, Wage Theft: The Courtney Report

Note: This is edited from the weekly email report from Senator Courtney. To see the full report please go to Senator Courtney’s website. Note2: This post missed the schedule last week. To make sure that important info in here is … Continue reading

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Republicans Fake Concern About Income Inequality

The Iowa senate passed a raise in minimum wage Monday on pretty much of a party line vote. One Republican joined twenty six Democrats to pass the bill. This would be good news if Democrats controlled the other legislative House … Continue reading

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