More than 100 years ago, Upton Sinclair chronicled the misery and abuse of American workers in the meatpacking industry, describing them as “centers of contagion, poisoning the lives of all of us.” Today, we are witnessing a new chapter in the life and deaths of meatpacking workers and other essential workers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have submitted recommendations for how to safely re-open the Capitol when the Legislature resumes the 2020 session.
Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen “Governor Reynolds needs to put the health and safety of Iowans first. Iowans don’t want to be used as guinea pigs. “Iowa is experiencing staggering daily infections, record-high [...]
As the COVID-19 public health emergency worsens, three Iowa State Senators are calling for immediate action in response to multiple outbreaks at meatpacking facilities across the state.