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.
Working mothers are important drivers of three essential industries—elementary and secondary education, hospitals, and food services—yet cannot afford child care for their own children.
The Trump administration says they’re cutting red tape. But in reality, they’re about to contribute to dirtier air and water—and silencing of the public.
Governors and legislators across the country are taking much-needed steps to support families by investing in child care, preschool, and home visiting.
While gun violence is a uniquely American problem, the specific impact varies widely from state to state.
The Trump administration’s attacks on Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Tongass National Forest could release almost 5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent—almost as much pollution as all of the world’s cars emit in a year.
New estimates show that recent efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act could leave millions of women and girls with preexisting conditions at risk of being charged more or denied coverage for individual insurance.
Public sector training partnerships raise standards for workers and taxpayers—and they strengthen unions at the same time.
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.
The Trump administration’s attempted sell-out of Alaskan forests, wildlife, and waters would be one of the largest liquidations of public lands in U.S. history—and is sure to tarnish the state’s future and worsen its budget problems.
Across the United States, DACA recipients are integral community members who bolster the economy.
In the face of the Trump administration’s continual sabotage of the Affordable Care Act, several states have adopted innovative reforms to protect their residents’ health care.
With the Trump administration intent on holding an oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this year, three corporations have gone to extreme lengths to keep secret their information about what lies beneath it.