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Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: How State and Local Governments Can Make Climate Jobs Good Jobs

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.

David Madland, Terry Meginniss

Why All Workers Should Be Able To Deduct Union Dues Report
Leadership shake hands during union contract negotiations in Detroit, July 2015. (Leadership shake hands during union contract negotiations in Detroit, July 2015.)

Why All Workers Should Be Able To Deduct Union Dues

In order to increase tax fairness for workers, the federal government should immediately restore the tax deduction for union dues and make it available for all workers who support their unions, not just those who itemize.

Alexandra Thornton

Workers’ Boards: A Brief Overview Fact Sheet
A dishwasher walks through the dining room at a restaurant in Washington, D.C., June 2016. (Getty/J. Lawler Duggan/The Washington Post)

Workers’ Boards: A Brief Overview

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.

Kate Andrias, David Madland, Malkie Wall

Workers’ Boards: Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet
The check-out line at a market in Delray Beach, Florida, February 2018. (People stand in a check-out line)

Workers’ Boards: Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Kate Andrias, David Madland, Malkie Wall

American Ghent Report
 (A worker operates machinery at a factory in Lawrence, Massachusetts, July 2017.)

American Ghent

Expanding on existing Ghent-like programs in the United States would strengthen unions and improve government services.

David Madland, Malkie Wall

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