Iowa Worker's Rights
Iowa, under Republican leadership, has turned its back on working families by denying them the right to contest working conditions and wages. It's time to end "Right to Work" and create better opportunities for hard-working Iowans by enacting legislation that points to "Just Employment".
Just Employment means that your boss can't simply fire you without cause. It levels the field when it comes to employment.
Let me give you an example: I know a woman who worked for an employer for over a decade and was considered a "model employee" according to the many public comments from the company owner. While she loved her job and the people she worked with, her pay was not keeping up with the cost of living. She decided to look for another job. Her employer learned of this and fired her. Not one bad review. No warning. Fired.
That's not an Iowa value to be proud of. But that is the Iowa you've been given under the leadership of people like Republican Chuck Schneider the current Iowa Senate President. When it comes to carrying the water for corporations, Chuck is first in line to sprinkle tax cuts and benefits that fall to the already rich and powerful.
When cities and counties in Iowa wished to invoke local control and raise wages it was Chuck who squashed "home rule" banning the practice of increasing the slave wage of $7.25 an hour. Really Chuck? Do you have that little regard for the working families in our state?
Iowa families deserve better than this. Iowa families deserve a place at the table not relegated to sitting on the floor waiting for crumbs to drop. You can make a difference.
There is an election coming in November of 2020 and you can help change the direction of this state and stand with the hard-working families who deserve better.