UPCOMING CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL PROGRAMS
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 Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, currently heads the Economic Hardship Reporting Project . An endeavor inspired in part by the Federal Writers Project of the 1930s, the initiative aims “to force this country’s crisis of poverty and economic insecurity to the center of the national conversation.”
ObamaCare Upheld! What Does It Mean?
Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hawkeye Labor Council, 1211 Wiley Blvd, SW, Cedar Rapids
Free and open to union members, their families, and friends. Sponsored by the Hawkeye Labor Council with support from the Iowa Federation of Labor.
LABOR CENTER CONTRIBUTES TO NEW REPORT ON WAGE THEFT
Too many Iowans are not paid wages they are legally owed, and woefully limited state enforcement efforts are failing to protect workers, honest employers and Iowa taxpayers from a growing epidemic of wage theft. Click here to read more about this issue in a new Iowa Policy Project report released yesterday and co-authored by Labor Center staff, or follow these links for early press coverage of the report:
Des Moines Register, “Wage ‘theft’ tab in Iowa: $600 million”
Cedar Rapids Gazette, “Report claims wage theft affecting workers, businesses, state”
Ottumwa Courier, “Report: Wage theft costs Iowans $600 million annually”