BNSF is based in Fort Worth, Texas, but has an Iowa office.

Rail Giant BNSF Accused of Telling Arbitrator: ‘Our Way or the Highway’ — Fairwarning.org Report

A run-of-the-mill employment dispute could become a major embarrassment for railroad giant BNSF over an allegation that a senior executive threatened to blackball an arbitrator from the industry if she ruled against the company. In a federal court case set to go to trial the week of Sept. 14 in Tacoma, Wash., a fired BNSF Railway Co. employee accuses the company of legal corruption. The suit claims that the BNSF executive pressured the arbitrator to reverse a proposed ruling that initially was in the worker’s favor.

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Developing Connections Could Keep Young Talent In Iowa

Brain drain is not a new problem, but Iowa employers must adopt new ways to attract talent by developing personal connections by focusing on career opportunities, fostering connections between employees and the community and providing mentorships to nurture young talent, panelists at a July 22 Brain Drain forum said.

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Wage Theft Reform In Iowa Stalls This Year

Wage theft in Iowa amounts to stealing a year of earnings from an estimated 39,392 minimum wage workers, totaling about $594 million, according to statistics gleaned from an Iowa Policy Project report. That's one of the reasons the Iowa Legislature considered a bill this year to help stop businesses from cheating workers.