Key steps must be taken to ensure that pandemic-response infrastructure investments create high-quality jobs for all working Americans.
As the U.S. Economy Recovers, National Service Can Keep Vulnerable Young Workers Engaged in the Workforce
Policymakers should expand national service as part of a broader jobs strategy to help young workers weather the recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Implementing a more robust set of interventions in the workforce and employment ecosystem will help springboard individuals back to work immediately and improve the quality of jobs.
Policies for the COVID-19 reopening must simultaneously protect workers from economic insecurity and from the virus itself.
Lawmakers must take action to ensure the health and safety of farmworkers while avoiding disruptions to the United States’ food supply.
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.
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.
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.
Place-based economic development policies must prioritize communities over corporations.
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.
Paid leave proposals which only provide benefits to parents of new children or are funded through cuts to other programs will not meet the needs of working families.