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Soyer: UI needs to raise minimum wage

May 6, 2016

Hannah Soyer  [email protected] On Sunday, the minimum wage in Johnson County was raised to $9.15 per hour, as part of the plan to have it up to $10.10 by Jan. 1, 2017. However, the University...

UI president Bruce Harreld listens to the other panelists at the Old Capitol Museum on Monday, May 2, 2016. The panels discussed numerous topics including social justice and themed semester program. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

UI justice forum with Harreld turns contentious

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld’s academic year is ending similarly to how it began. Tension grew after Harreld refused to respond to numerous questions from community members at a Just...

Minimum wage increase looms in IC

Minimum wage increase looms in IC

Gage Miskimen, [email protected] April 5, 2016

The minimum wage in Johnson County will be $9.15 per hour in less than a month. Last fall, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance raising the county’s minimum wage gradually in...

Editorial: Going easy on minimum wage

Editorial: Going easy on minimum wage

March 29, 2016

Income inequality and the minimum wage have become central issues in the Democrats’ campaign rhetoric this election cycle. Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who recently picked up five...

The University of Iowa campus looking west from Old Capitol and the Pentacrest.

Editorial: Inflation or wage exploitation?

March 4, 2016

The Johnson County minimum-wage mandate has proven to be a point of contention for low-wage employees and small-business owners since its implementation. The county felt the first wave on the Nov. 1 with...

Johnson County workers deserve $10.10 minimum wage

Johnson County workers deserve $10.10 minimum wage

September 1, 2015

In conjunction with the popularized “Fight for 15” national narrative, the Democratic Party on Aug. 28 incorporated a $15 minimum wage standard into its platform. On Aug. 27, closer to home, local...

Wage rise passes 1st test

Wage rise passes 1st test

Hannah Adamson, [email protected] August 28, 2015

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved the first consideration of an ordinance that would increase the minimum wage in Johnson County. If approved, the ordinance would...

Supervisors may move on minimum wage

Supervisors may move on minimum wage

August 25, 2015

Johnson County supervisors weigh in on proposed minimum-wage increase. By Gage Miskimen [email protected] Details about an upcoming minimum-wage proposal are still up in the air, particularly...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

August 4, 2015

Letters Inaction on minimum wage inexcusable In the last legislative session, the Iowa House Republican leadership refused to debate a Senate bill that would have raised the minimum wage to a paltry $8.75...

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