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Create jobs by raising minimum wage, report finds

More than 300,000 Iowa workers would get an average $560/year pay raise if a bill proposed by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin to raise the minimum wage to $9.60 over three years were passed into law, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington D.C.-based think tank. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund (CCI Action) members call on President Barack Obama and his presidential contender Mitt Romney to prove they are serious about job creation and support the proposal on the campaign trail this fall.

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HF 2156 Opens the Door for Racial Profiling in Iowa

Members spoke out against the latest anti-immigrant bill introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives. House File 2156 follows the lead of failed policies from Arizona and Alabama, targeting immigrants and imposing bureaucratic burdens on businesses, local law enforcement and Iowa taxpayers.

We are working in a coalition of faith groups, human rights groups, and others to stop Arizona-like anti-immigrant bills. "We don't want to be like Arizona."

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Wage theft bill introduced

We're happy to report that our wage theft protection bill was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives last week.

Wage theft and worker misclassification are rampant problems for workers in Iowa and across the country. According to a national study, over $16 billion dollars in unpaid wages are stolen from employees every year by employers who don’t pay minimum wage, don’t pay overtime, make illegal deductions, force workers to work off the clock, or don’t even pay at all.

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