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Minimum wage

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 28, 2017

The Iowa state senate voted Monday to approve House File 295, a bill that takes authority from counties and cities and gives it to the state in several areas, including...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 2, 2017

The Iowa Legislature will hold three public hearings in Des Moines on Monday to discuss legislation that would impact independent water utilities (namely the Des Moines Water Works), preempt county...

Posted by Christine Hawes | Feb 9, 2017

Iowa Policy Project: Facts & Alternatives Old Brick Church -- Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Supporters of a higher minimum wage for all workers, including those under age 18,...

Posted by Letters | Jan 17, 2017

by J. E. Ironside CWJ panel discussion in September 2014 on workers’ rights. — photo by Adam Burke I have been an employee advocate for 20 plus years of my...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Dec 29, 2016

Photo by Antonin Minimum wage workers in Linn and Johnson counties will see increased pay coming January as county-based wage increases take effect. Linn County, which passed a minimum wage...

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 Lauren Shotwell | Sep 12, 2016

Jean Oxley Public Services Center in Cedar Rapids -- photo by Lauren Shotwell Linn County became the second Iowa county to pass a minimum wage ordinance Monday morning. The first...

Posted by Adam Burke | Mar 2, 2016

Young protestors gather at a Tiffin City Council meeting. -- photo by Adam Burke The town of Tiffin is growing fast. The population was under 2,000 people in 2010, but...

Posted by Adam Burke | Sep 17, 2015

Solon City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to opt out of the first-in-the-midwest minimum wage increase last night. Instead of allowing the lowest paid in their town a moderate raise,...

Posted by Adam Burke | Sep 2, 2015

Johnson County Supervisors listen to public comment on Aug. 13. They voted unanimously to pass a minimum wage raise ordinance that takes effect in November. -- photo by Adam Burke...

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 Adam Burke | Feb 25, 2015

Food workers and organizers across the spectrum will discuss the challenges of working in the food industry this Saturday...

Iowa House Democrats introduce bill to raise the state's minimum wage
Posted by Drew Bulman | Jan 16, 2014

Iowa House Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that, if passed, would incrementally increase Iowa’s minimum wage over the next two years, culminating...