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Center for Worker Justice

Posted by Paul Osgerby | Apr 20, 2017

The Iowa City-based Librarians for Social Justice have set up a benefit concert at The Mill tonight, Thursday, April 20 to raise money for the Center for Worker Justice, an...

Posted by Zak Neumann | Mar 9, 2017

A group of about 60 people gathered in the Iowa City Ped Mall Wednesday afternoon to voice their opposition to House File 295, a bill that would restrict local governments...

Posted by Mike Kuhlenbeck | Jan 17, 2017

Illustration by Josh Carroll In a state that recently has been failing to live up to its progressive legacy, Iowans have joined the Fight for $15 movement, a national campaign...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 20, 2016

People gathered outside the UI Hospitals and Clinics, near the Children's Hospital, on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 to raise awareness of Silvia Williams' case. -- photo courtesy of the Center...

Posted by Mike Kuhlenbeck | Dec 1, 2016

CWJ panel discussion in September 2014 on workers’ rights. — photo by Adam Burke Thousands of workers marched in the streets of over 340 cities and 20 airports across the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Nov 18, 2016

Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan and Sergio A-wan of the Center for Worker Justice hold up a resolution to support and protect all residents. Photo by Eleanore Taft The Johnson...

City High
Posted by Eleanore Taft | Sep 8, 2016

Photo by Eleanore Taft Iowa City Community School District Board Members narrowly voted against reinstating Stephanie Van Housen, former homeless liaison for the district, who was fired earlier this year....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Sep 5, 2016

Center for Worker Justice board members Sergio A-wan and Rafael Morataya lead a discussion Saturday about workers' rights under OSHA In 2015, the Johnson County Supervisors took the lead in the battle...

Posted by Tim Taranto | May 4, 2016

ICCSD Superintendent Stephen Murley -- file photo Update: The ICCSD responded to the CWJ press release by stating, “The District does not comment on pending personnel matters because we are...

Posted by Lucy Morris | Feb 26, 2016

Misty Rebik, who leaves her post at as executive director of CWJ this week -- photo by Adam Burke Earlier this week, the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa,...

Posted by Adam Burke | Feb 25, 2016

WORKSHOP: Getting in the Way, Ways for Artists and Activists to Work Together Center for Worker Justice -- Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. HEADROOM presents: Julie Perini films Public...

City Hall
Posted by Lucy Morris | Feb 8, 2016

The Iowa City Council helped sponsor the community ID program. -- photo by Drew Bulman The University of Iowa's graduate student union, COGS, will be on-hand at the Old Capitol...

CWJ's Sergio Irund A-wan
Posted by Lucy Morris | Dec 22, 2015

On Tuesday morning, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a proclamation in support of the Muslim community. The document acknowledged Johnson County's longtime Muslim population and expressed concern...

Iowa City City Hall
Posted by Drew Bulman | Jun 17, 2015

The Iowa City Council will commit $6,000 toward the program's implementation costs. The Iowa City Council approved a resolution Tuesday expressing support for the community ID program passed earlier this...

Posted by Adam Burke | Apr 15, 2015

In cities across the country, workers will be marching in the streets today to protest the minimum wage that they say isn’t enough for survival. The Center for...

Posted by John Miller | Dec 2, 2014

Organizer Misty Rebik is the director of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, shown here at a Workers Speak Out forum meeting in September. -- photo by Adam...