State and local policymakers have the power to raise standards for gig economy workers and independent contractors throughout the U.S. economy.
On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Employment Situation Summary for the month of September. Here are some labor market indicators to watch.
The lack of networking and mentoring available to black and Hispanic college students decreases opportunities for careers in technology.
DACA beneficiaries who did not complete high school or college are returning to higher education and vocational programs thanks to their legal status—and experiencing giant leaps forward in their social inclusion, job mobility, and financial security as a result.
President Trump’s paid parental leave proposal leaves out important details for millions of working families.
Fathers and their families deserve a comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy, but Trump’s parental leave plan won’t cut it.
President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget would cut economic development and workforce training programs that have helped coal miners, their families, and communities.
The Trump budget would endanger the health and safety of American families while giving tax cuts to millionaires.
The Trump budget would be particularly damaging for Americans with disabilities.
The Trump budget would squeeze working families for the benefit of wealthy elites.
The Trump budget would undermine enforcement of civil rights protections and access to justice while funding a policy of mass deportation.
The economy is not producing access to a good, stable middle-class life for people who do not go to college. On prudential and ethical grounds, progressives must do more to create decent job opportunities and secure family situations for all working people facing difficult economic conditions not within their control.
State and local governments have a role to play in rebuilding worker power—which is crucial for fixing our broken economy.
Women face more hard-to-avoid risks than men, especially from caregiving, that can lower their savings and leave them economically vulnerable.
Single women face a number of hard-to-avoid risks and large-scale economic insecurity, which requires policymakers to update social protections.