Strategies To Build Worker Power in Maine
Maine policymakers can improve the state’s economy and democracy by enacting these 10 recommendations to build worker power.
Raising Wages and Narrowing Pay Gaps With Service Sector Prevailing Wage Laws
Prevailing wage laws for government service contracts can uplift wages and benefits; reduce racial pay gaps; and could have a range of positive effects on worker turnover, service quality, local budgets, and collective bargaining.
How the U.S. Government Should Enforce Prevailing Wage Standards in All of Its Spending
As lawmakers debate economic recovery investments, they must ensure that all companies receiving government funding comply with job quality standards.
Service Contract Workers Deserve Good Jobs
President Biden is using his executive authority to build power and improve the lives of contract workers; he can do even more to raise standards for service workers.
How Trump Has Undermined the Wisconsin Economy
While President Trump boasts of creating the “best economy ever,” Wisconsinites are experiencing something far different.
The State of Our Unions
Despite the economic expansion, union density has continued to fall across demographic groups, industries, and occupations, as well as in most states.
Forced Arbitration: What You Need To Know
This Center for American Progress video explains why forced arbitration agreements make it harder for workers and consumers to challenge predatory practices, wage theft, and discrimination.
Ensuring Government Spending Creates Decent Jobs for Workers
Pro-worker policymakers should harness the power of federal contracts, grants, loans, and tax expenditures to create good jobs.