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Senior Director, Employment Policy
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
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Since 2018, six states and three local governments have enacted laws that bring workers and employers together to recommend standards for sectors of the economy.
Sep 7, 2023
Aurelia Glass, David Madland
Please join the Center for American Progress and a panel of esteemed experts for a discussion on sectoral bargaining.
Feb 23, 2023
David Madland argues that the United States should take note of New Zealand's new labor reform law.
Dec 22, 2022
Unions and policymakers in New Zealand are seeking a solution to address stagnant wages, rising economic inequality, and low productivity after the failures of worksite-only bargaining—and the United States can learn from their efforts.
Nov 29, 2022
For decades, the U.S. economy has left LGBTQI+ individuals and their families behind, but the Biden-Harris administration can use its existing authority to uplift LGBTQI+ workers.
Apr 8, 2022
Aurelia Glass, Sharita Gruberg, Caroline Medina, 1 More
Worker boards have achieved real momentum in the United States, with four states and three local governments enacting laws since 2018 that bring workers and employers together to recommend standards.
Feb 18, 2022
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.
Nov 28, 2021
the Detroit Free Press. See the November 28 print edition for the full article
Sectoral bargaining allows workers to negotiate wages and job standards across an industry, improving working conditions and boosting productivity.
Nov 15, 2021
David Madland, Hai-Lam Phan, Jasmine Hardy, 2 More
Meghan Miller, Eli Horowitz
David Madland's new book explains how to design a new labor system for today's economy with enhanced rights for workers, incentives for union membership, and greater sectoral bargaining.
Jun 28, 2021
David Madland explains how a proposed law in California, the FAST Recovery Act, would vastly improve fast-food workers' rights in the state by creating a sectoral council.
May 21, 2021
A sectoral council is well-suited to address the fast-food industry’s unique challenges and improve working conditions.
Apr 20, 2021
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.
Feb 9, 2021
Malkie Wall, David Madland
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