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En Español: The Center for Worker Justice celebrates five years of service

This November the Center for Worker Justice celebrated its fifth anniversary. Thanks to their efforts, workers whose labor rights had been infringed have received more than $60,000 for their losses.

Posted by Paul Brennan |
‘We want to prevent further erosion of our voting rights’: An event focused on voting rights will be held on Sunday

A public meeting on voting rights will be held at the Center for Worker Justice on Sunday.

Posted by Paul Osgerby |
Updated: Benefit concert for the Center for Worker Justice at The Mill

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 |
Photos: Rally protests legislation that would remove local control of minimum wage

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 |
Iowa’s Fight for $15 readies itself for an uphill battle

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 |
Claims of wage theft, retaliation at UI Children’s Hospital worksite

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 |
Fight for $15 an hour continues after Tuesday’s national day of disturbance

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 |
Johnson County Supervisors sign anti-discrimination resolution

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...

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Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Iowa City School Board votes against reinstating Stephanie Van Housen

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 |
Wage theft rampant, Center for Worker Justice empowers restaurant workers to get paid

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 |
Center for Worker Justice files complaint against superintendent after family resource coordinator put on leave

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 |
Center for Worker Justice sees change in leadership

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 |
Activist filmmaker Julie Perini presents workshop on Thursday and films on Friday

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...

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Posted by Lucy Morris |
COGS to help Johnson County residents obtain community IDs

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...