Iowa workforce shortage

COMMENTARY

Where will Iowa’s economic recovery leave workers?

BY: - September 7, 2020

The coronavirus has changed the way we work, in many cases forever. The pandemic has also brought into sharp focus the powerless state of workers here in Iowa and the employer-driven policies that intentionally keep it that way. State policymakers are crafting strategies now that will shape Iowa’s economic future and may further define the […]

Iowa House approves five bills addressing child care ‘crisis’

BY: - March 9, 2020

The Iowa House approved five bills Monday aimed at addressing what business leaders and public officials have called a child care crisis in the state. Rep. Lindsay James, D-Dubuque, said when women in her town get pregnant, the first call is to child-care providers to get on the lengthy waiting list. The second call is […]