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Tennessee’s BlueOval City electric vehicle battery facility shows how public investments can lead to good union jobs, but anecdotal evidence suggests that workers are not connecting these jobs to important economic policies.
Feb 26, 2024
David Madland, Kyle Ross
State and local policymakers can raise standards for workers and the public through prevailing wages, project labor agreements, and several other best practices.
Jan 31, 2024
Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, attended Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's Senate Artificial Intelligence Insight Forum on Workforce in November 2023; his statement at the event addressed the challenges and opportunities of AI, and he urged Congress to act.
Jan 10, 2024
Juan Avila, chief operating officer at Garden Pathways, recounts the impact mentoring made on the life of one participant in a life-or-death situation.
Dec 12, 2023
Nick Wilson, Chandler Hall, Matthew Gossage, 5 More
Hai-Lam Phan, Madalyn Reagan, Ronnie Rivera, Ashley Joo, Ala Al Sadi
After the collapse of the I-95 bridge, government funding and union trade workers came together to rebuild the infrastructure faster than anyone predicted.
Dec 11, 2023
Matthew Gossage, Madalyn Reagan, Toni Pandolfo, 2 More
Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan
House Republican leadership’s proposed funding bill would vastly cut support for economically disadvantaged students and eliminate important programs in the K-12 education, youth workforce development, and higher education spheres.
Nov 13, 2023
Paige Shoemaker DeMio, Allie Pearce, Tania Otero Martinez, 1 More
En una página de opinión en El Tiempo Latino, Gaby Blanco explica cómo las legislaciones económicas de la administración de Biden van a beneficiar a la comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos.
Sep 18, 2023
El Tiempo Latino
In the face of demands for better jobs and stronger health protections, some automakers claim they can’t improve job quality and lower vehicle emissions—but they have the resources to support middle-class-led economic growth and clean up their vehicle fleets.
Sep 12, 2023
Leo Banks, Karla Walter, Anona Neal
Jobs that include employee training and good working conditions have higher worker productivity and lower operational costs associated with turnover, boosting firm profitability and economic growth.
In a MarketWatch op-ed, Mike Williams argues why the Big Three automakers need to work with the UAW to do right by autoworkers and to help fight against climate change.
Sep 8, 2023
By making it easier for more people to enter and stay in work, policymakers can help ease inflationary pressures over the medium term and grow the middle class.
Aug 30, 2023
Rose Khattar, Christian E. Weller, David Correa
Project labor agreements and community workforce agreements are time-tested tools that can support good value and good jobs on projects funded by the new federal economic investments.
Jul 21, 2023
Aurelia Glass, Karla Walter
Kalpana Kotagal’s confirmation to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers promise for the reinstatement of federal pay data collection, a critical pay equity tool discontinued in 2019.
Jul 18, 2023
Isabela Salas-Betsch, Lauren Hoffman
The E&T program currently disincentivizes the participation of SNAP recipients by cutting their benefits if they find well-paying work.
Jul 17, 2023
Forward-thinking state and local policymakers should continue to take action to improve the employment outcomes of 18- to 24-year-olds reentering their communities.
Jun 27, 2023
Millions of young people are disconnected from work and school, but Congress can help them access subsidized employment and supportive services to jump-start their careers.
Apr 24, 2023
The working class works primarily in service-sector jobs and is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever.
Apr 6, 2023
Partnering with unions to train public sector workers helps states uphold high-quality standards; connect with and recruit from local communities; and address the nation’s public sector hiring challenges.
Mar 23, 2023
Raising pay and benefits for workers in federally supported airports will stabilize the air industry.
Mar 7, 2023
Karla Walter, Aurelia Glass
As funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act flow through federal and state project owners, agencies must build long-lasting capacity to provide equitable access to high-quality jobs.
Mar 6, 2023
Marina Zhavoronkova, Karla Walter
Marina Zhavoronkova, Nicole Rapfogel, and Emily Gee argue that in order to address America's nursing shortage, policymakers must take measures to improve nurses' working conditions and keep them in the profession.
Mar 3, 2023
Marina Zhavoronkova, Nicole Rapfogel, Emily Gee
Karla Walter partnered with Sharita Gruberg to break down the potential long-lasting benefits for women in manufacturing due to President Joe Biden's historic economic legislation.
Feb 21, 2023
Sharita Gruberg, Karla Walter
Governors and mayors will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform their economies in the months and years ahead.
Feb 8, 2023
Using new data from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the impacts of long COVID on the labor market, this report recommends that employers, unions, and policymakers create better workplaces for disabled workers and all workers.
Dec 21, 2022
Mia Ives-Rublee, Rose Khattar, Anona Neal
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