While all low-income individuals and families, particularly those of color, struggle to avoid falling into poverty, some receive less support solely because of where they live.
This video tells the story of Frank, who, after being released from prison, joined the IBEW and built a career as an electrician focusing on electric vehicle chargers.
State and local progress can inform federal action to support high-quality, union jobs building the clean economy.
Half of U.S. states are missing out on an opportunity to maintain connections between employers and workers during economic downturns.
A sectoral council is well-suited to address the fast-food industry’s unique challenges and improve working conditions.
Involving unions and worker groups in navigator programs would help more people understand and get the unemployment benefits they deserve.
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.