Tag Archives: living wage

Wage Workers In Iowa

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This post ran last summer and remains emblematic of a situation lowly paid workers find themselves in Iowa. Since then, Simon Head published Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans, which gets to the heart of the … Continue reading

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Walmart Protest In Iowa City.

Protesters gathered at the turn off to Walmart from Hwy. 1 in south Iowa City yesterday. They held signs to passing motorists and got many approving thumbs up and honks. One young man told one protester to go back to … Continue reading

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Dealing with Low Wages in Iowa

In adding my congratulations to Mike Owen for his promotion as executive director of the Iowa Policy Project, I also suggest readers check out his latest blog post titled, “We promise: We won’t cook burgers.” It is about the spurious … Continue reading

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Must Read: ALEC “Sharpens Focus On Jobs”

Many of us have been at least somewhat gladdened by recent news that the corporate driven entity known ALEC has been losing at least a few high profile members while at the same time taking some much deserved heat over … Continue reading

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