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Latino Workers Continue To Experience a Shortage of Good Jobs Article
A California street vendor serves customers in front of a colorful mural in Los Angeles.

Latino Workers Continue To Experience a Shortage of Good Jobs

Although Hispanic and Latino workers have high employment rates in the United States, labor market experiences differ substantially within this community, with Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran Americans experiencing significant and intersecting gender and ethnic wage gaps.

Rose Khattar, Jessica Vela, Lorena Roque

City poised to set labor standards by sector In the News

City poised to set labor standards by sector

David Madland praises a new Detroit city ordinance that would create a process for bringing together representatives of workers, employers, and the public to make recommendations around minimum compensation and standards for certain industries.

David Madland

Higher Pay For Caregivers In the News

Higher Pay For Caregivers

Karla Walter explores how higher home care wages reduce economic hardship and improve recruitment and retention.

SEIU 775, Karla Walter

A Multiple Measures Approach to Workforce Equity Report
RIVERSIDE, CA -- APRIL 28: Associates fill orders for both Ralphs and Food 4 Less grocery stores at the Ralphs Distribution Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Riverside, CA. The 80 acre, 1.2 million square feet, full service distribution center employing 1100 workers took on more product after automated warehouses couldn't keep up with the spike in demand after restaurants were shuttered. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

A Multiple Measures Approach to Workforce Equity

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.

Livia Lam

A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation Report

A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation

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.

Kevin DeGood

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