By developing policies for workers’ boards—governmental bodies that bring together representatives of workers, employers, and the public—state and local policymakers can raise minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards across entire occupations, sectors, and industries.
Workers’ boards—also known as wage boards or industry committees—set minimum wage rates, benefits, and workplace standards for an entire occupation, sector, or industry. Boards can raise wages for both low- and middle-income workers, and they are particularly helpful in industries where traditional collective bargaining is difficult.
This report serves as a guide for state and local government officials and advocates interested in developing workers’ board policies.
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These fact sheets outline the current state of early learning and opportunities for improvement in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Across all 50 states, DACA recipients are integral community members.
Across the United States, DACA recipients are integral community members who bolster the economy.
In order to advance economic security for women and families in California, policymakers should prioritize policies that ensure economic equality and health care access for all.