Authors Malkie Wall and David Madland urge state and local officials to act now to strengthen worker power in the workplace and beyond.
While both parties have used budget reconciliation for major priorities, Republicans have used it more aggressively to force through tax cuts.
Author Karla Walter explains how policymakers can ensure economic recovery spending benefits for working Americans from all walks of life by adopting model job quality language.
Authors David Madland and Malkie Wall discuss how Maine policymakers can improve the state’s economy and democracy by building worker power.
Authors Malkie Wall, David Madland, and Karla Walter answer frequently asked questions about prevailing wages.
Authors Karla Walter, Malkie Wall, and Alex Rowell provide a road map for state and local policymakers working to create or strengthen prevailing wage laws, explain core features of prevailing wage legislation, and lift up existing best practices from around the county.
Authors David Madland, Malkie Wall, and Alex Rowell detail how states and cities can set minimum compensation standards for private sector employees that reference prevailing wage and benefit rates.
Bringing together representatives of workers, employers, and the public can foster coordinated problem-solving.
By fixing problems in the federal contracting system, the Biden administration can raise standards for millions of workers, provide law-abiding companies the opportunity to compete on an even playing field, and ensure that taxpayers receive good value.
The authors make the case that in order to strengthen political democracy, policymakers should support the creation of democratically organized groups such as unions.