Recent polling conducted for the Center for American Progress shows very strong support for wage boards—a policy that brings businesses, government, and workers together to set minimum wages and benefits across industries. This level of support is unsurprising considering the real challenges that many American workers face today. While those at the top have pulled further away, typical workers have seen their pay barely grow over recent decades. CAP and the Center for American Progress Action Fund have been a strong proponent of wage boards as a part of labor law reforms necessary to raise wages, improve working conditions, strengthen worker voice and power and move toward true industrywide bargaining.
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Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project