U.S. Counties and Zip Codes, 2015. Credit: Paula Scher.

Iowa Republicans think you're making too much money if you earn $10.10 an hour

The Iowa governor and statehouse, controlled by Republicans for the first time in a decade, are fighting to prevent cities and counties from setting their own minimum wages, pushing legislation that would require adherence to the state minimum wage—$7.25—across the board.

Feb 27, 2017

North Dakota lawmakers want protesters to choke on tear gas and get run over.

In addition to their "taxpayer-funded horror" at Standing Rock, North Dakota lawmakers are looking to pass all kinds of nefarious anti-dissent bills, including ones that would make it a misdemeanor offense to wear a mask at a protest, and another that would somehow legalize running over someone who's blocking a road.

Feb 27, 2017

The Koch Brothers—aka, elected officials who are not beholden to anyone—are successfully targeting workers' rights all over the country.

In many of the states now in full Republican control—namely Kansas, Missouri, and New Hampshire—Republicans are targeting unions, largely at the behest of Koch-linked groups.

“We’re not anxious to be in a state where they have that much political muscle, the unions do, organized labor does,” said Woody Cozad, a lobbyist in Missouri, previewing the Right to Work bill scheduled for next week.

(The bill is now pending Gov. Eric Greitens's signature.)

Feb 27, 2017
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