State and national data show that millions of private sector workers are excluded from emergency paid leave protections due to exemptions in federal legislation and regulations.
America Needs Coronavirus Recovery Legislation to Meet the Magnitude of the Crisis at Hand
States and Local Governments Can Help Protect Workers and Small Businesses From the Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus
5 Infrastructure Principles for a Fiscal Stimulus Response to Coronavirus
Redefining Rural America
Unrigging the Economy Will Require Enforcing the Tax Laws
Policymakers must provide support to undocumented workers and their families if they hope to combat the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recession it is causing.
Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.
Building infrastructure is an inherently political act of creation, and society must engage in deliberative planning processes with deep public engagement to determine what needs to be built and the type of future that infrastructure dollars should help achieve.
Any new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program must provide immediate cash to the smallest businesses in order to protect them from the COVID-19 fallout.
As millions of workers continue to lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak, policymakers must take immediate action to ensure that renters have homes in the coming months.
Seven core policy reforms are required to protect public health and treat essential workers with respect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four key enforcement strategies will help ensure workers benefit from coronavirus relief measures.
A coherent, evidence-based plan is needed to reopen the economy without sparking a second wave of infections.
Key features of two quality workforce partnerships offer lessons on how workforce intermediaries and employers can design mutually beneficial relationships that connect working Americans—across racial and gender lines—to good jobs in the 21st century.
Big reforms are necessary to protect public health, mitigate the risks of future outbreaks, and ensure the eventual recovery benefits most Americans.
There is a strong economic case for maintaining our commitment to social distancing.
The Trump administration spent its first three years in power dismantling critical safety net and worker protection programs—worsening the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on working-class Americans.
The international community can offer the United States creative policy solutions as it seeks to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.