Tag Archives: wage theft

There is still time to reach agreements to help all Iowans

Posted on May 4, 2015 by admin note this was written Monday. So good it needed to be posted Tom Courtney, State Senator, Burlington http://iowalabornews.com/?p=9679 It’s a sad day in Iowa when a lobbyist claiming to represent small businesses had … Continue reading

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The Calm Before The Storm

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”   – Willa Cather December is the calm before the storm. I’ve delayed writing a post-election synopsis partly due to the fact that the gains Republicans made in … Continue reading

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Are Iowa Republicans Supporting Wage Theft?

Wage Theft: Iowa’s Number One Crime Reprinted with permission from the Prairie Progressive by Joe Bolkcom It might seem hard to believe but some Iowa employers are regularly stealing from their employees. It’s a problem in Johnson County and across … Continue reading

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Wage Theft: An Iowa Disgrace

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece first appeared in the Iowa City Press Citizen. It is reprinted with the permission of Senator Bolkcom). It might seem hard to believe, but some Iowa employers are regularly stealing from their employees. It’s a problem … Continue reading

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Wage Theft: A Widespread Problem

DUBUQUE– Americans like to think that a fair day’s work brings a fair day’s pay. In today’s labor market, however, wage theft annually amounts to billions of dollars and affects millions of wage earners. Victims include U.S. citizens and immigrants; … Continue reading

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Labor Center Programs On UI Campus

iowaaflcio.org/ UPCOMING CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL PROGRAMS Iowa City Barbara Ehrenreich, Fall 2012 Univ. of Iowa Lecture Committee series Monday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City Ehrenreich, best known for her 2001 book, Nickel and … Continue reading

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Hard Times For American Workers

by Ralph Scharnau American workers face hard times. While the Great Recession reduced incomes and increased unemployment across all socioeconomic groups, the poor got hit harder than anyone else. Over the past forty years, moreover, many workers have experienced stagnant … Continue reading

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