April 2020

COVID-19 Outbreaks at Meat Plants Underscore Worker Safety Concerns

As Virus Spreads In Meat Processing Plants, Advocates Warn Immigrant Workers Remain Vulnerable

COVID-19 Outbreaks at Meat Plants Underscore Worker Safety Concerns

Advocacy groups call for more protections for meatpacking, food processing plant workers

Iowa Organizations Call Out Governor Reynolds To Get Tough On Workplace Exposure

Worries grow about the health of employees in Iowa’s meatpacking plants

February 2020

Address wage theft in Iowa

New data shows Iowans filed more than 600 unpaid wage claims, with limited success, in 2019

December 2019

Booker packs out Iowa City’s Center for Worker Justice on Saturday

Sen. Cory Booker visits the Center for Workers Justice, joined by Rosario Dawson, local leaders

November 2019

A long thank you list from Iowa City

September 2019

Worker’s rights advocate to protest wages withheld from former BeerBurger employees

After checks bounced, BeerBurger pays workers withheld wages in cash

Immigrant parents fear 35 minute walk to elementary school will turn perilous in winter

July 2019

Hundreds gather to protest border child detentions and mass deportation

Protestors rally in Cedar Rapids against border detention

Hundreds rally at Lights for Liberty vigil in Cedar Rapids

Candlelight vigil to be held for immigrants detained in C.R.

Johnson County celebrates four years of offering community identification cards

Iowa City attorneys offer free legal assistance in citizenship clinic

May 2019

After deal with mobile home tenants, Iowa City Council advances Forest View

City Council comes to three-year decision on Forest View mobile home park

Iowa City Council unanimously pass Forest View first reading

North Liberty mobile home residents getting priced out of property

Graduate workers present hotel with a complaint letter over mistreatment  February 2019

Top five 2018: Workers in Iowa continue to fight the good fight

Resistance in the Heartland: Fighting ICE in Small-Town Iowa and Nebraska

December 2018

Hundreds in Iowa City march in nationwide ‘Families Belong Together’ event June 30-2018

Hundreds march in Iowa City for the Families Belong Together rally  June 30-2018

‘Risking it all:’ Immigrants, refugees tell of coming to United States

People come together to learn how to “Keep ICE out of Iowa”  June 20-2018

Mount Pleasant immigration raid does not make Iowans safer  May 15-2018

Immigration reform vigil held in Cedar Rapids May 14-2018

“Johnson County employers have recently been asked by the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa to “stand up for our workers, and our values, and pledge that you will continue to honor the Johnson County minimum wage of $10.10”

Former Rose Oaks tenants receiving city payments

North Liberty Allow Minimum Wage

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

Stolen Chances: Low-Wage Work and Wage Theft in Iowa

Iowa City residents take to the streets for ‘Raise the Wage’ march

Make, Rebik, Hurtado and Salih Person of the Year

Worker Recieves Final Paycheck After 15 Months

Our View: Two Years of Advocating for Workers’ Rights

Center Protests Alleged Wage Theft

Settlement Reached in Wage Theft Case

Keep Moving Forward on Community IDs

Community ID in the Works

The Catholic Messenger: ‘Invaluable’ Stories Offer Perspective on Poverty, Worker Issues

Local Workers Speak Out

Celebrate Labor Day by Stopping Wage Theft

Local Immigrant Community Finding Its Voice

Protesters Pressure Restaurant

Johnson County Explores ID Program

Potential Benefits of a Community ID

Group Touts Benefits of Community ID Program

Finally an ID that Builds Community

School District Needs to Rethink Proposed ID System

Community for Fair Wages and to Stop Wage Theft