Iowa City Press Citizen: Ensure Workers Are Paid What They're Owed

Editorial, Iowa City Press-Citizen, September 3, 2012

"In a difficult economy, conditions make it more likely that employers will resort to wage violations, and fewer workers will risk their jobs to object." Besides denying workers just compensation for their labor, such illegal practices -- especially when allowed largely to continue largely unpunished -- also give an unfair competitive advantage to those dishonest businesses over those businesses who are following the rules and paying their workers fairly....

"And the researchers point to a recent study by the Progressive States Network, which gave Iowa and 43 other states failing grades for the various mechanisms they have in place to address comprehensively what they call a 'growing national crime wave.'"