Five million undocumented essential workers across the United States have important demographic and economic ties to their communities.
To ensure that workers are afforded the dignity they deserve, state and local officials must act now to strengthen worker power in the workplace and beyond.
Policymakers can ensure that economic recovery spending benefits working Americans from all walks of life by adopting model job quality language.
Four fact sheets highlight the contributions of undocumented immigrants to the construction, food supply chain, health care, and home care sectors of the economy.
A greater focus on worksharing within the U.S. unemployment insurance system could help workers and the economy stay afloat during the coronavirus-induced recession and future downturns.
Policymakers can take a bold approach to close equity gaps by redesigning workforce accountability to focus on job quality while addressing problems that disproportionately affect workers of color.
In order to strengthen political democracy, policymakers should support the creation of democratically organized groups such as unions.
Pro-worker advocates must advance strategies and policies that will ensure that all climate jobs are high-quality union jobs that make the economy more equitable.
Tackling climate change will require state and local action alongside federal policy change. State and local policymakers can ensure that good jobs are created in the new clean economy by focusing on five proven job-quality strategies.
The severe economic downturn caused by the coronavirus has created an urgent need to boost federal infrastructure spending and reform programs and policies to ensure they achieve the greatest social, economic, and environmental return on investment.
Conservatives support cost-benefit analysis when it slows progressive regulation but abandon it when it stands in the way of their deregulatory agenda.
Improving regions’ jobs-housing fit—connecting jobs with affordable housing—is essential for working families and for the economy.
Policymakers must focus on improving the jobs-housing fit—or connecting jobs with affordable housing—which is essential for working families and for the economy.
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.