WHAT: International Woman’s Day of Action with CWJ
WHEN: 4:30PM, Wednesday, March 8, 2017
WHERE: Ped Mall, 201 Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240
Corporate lobbyists representing big banks, hotel chains, and grocery stores are backing House File 295 in the Iowa statehouse that would lower our minimum wage and prohibit cities and counties from passing laws relating to workers’ rights, housing discrimination, and some environmental regulations.
The majority of minimum wage workers are women. Many women led the struggle for a higher wage two years ago. Women’s labor is worth more than poverty wages.
We want answers from the businesses who fund and serve on the boards of these groups – such as HyVee, Fareway, Casey’s, Wells Fargo, West Bank, MidWest One, Iowa City Sheraton, Fairfield Inn, and Coralville Marriott. We are your workers and customers. We call on all our local businesses to:
- Take a public stand – oppose House File 295 slashing pay, civil rights
- Pledge to maintain our local minimum wage of $10.10/hour
Take action this Wednesday, 4:30p on the Ped Mall to take a stand on International Woman’s Day. Women’s voices will be heard.