Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in Iowa
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
Credit reports, H732
This bill will prohibit the employer use of credit information.
Criminal history, H178
This bill will prohibit employers and employment agencies from seeking the criminal record or criminal
history from applicants for employment under certain circumstances and provide penalties.
Minimum wage, H122
Employees should not have to work multiple jobs to pay for basic living expenses. This bill will require employers to pay employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour as of July 1, 2025.
Healthy and Safe Family and Workplace Act, H275
This bill will require minimum paid sick and safe time for employees.
Pay disclosure, S139/H2453
This bill will make illegal an employer's inquiry of a prospective employee's wage or salary history before an offer of employment has been negotiated and made to the prospective employee. Employees will also be allowed to talk about their salaries with others.
Pregnancy discrimination, S485/H124/H175
These bills will require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.
Wage data reporting and wage transparency, H188
This bill will require nonstate parties to contracts for goods and services to submit information on the demographic makeups of their employees and to disclose pay ranges, among other requirements regarding not asking for salary histories of prospective employees or forbidding employees from talking about wages and salaries. Reports of violations made be made to a hotline. It also calls for an equal pay task force.
Wage theft, S205/H634
This bill provides penalties for employers who withhold wages.