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Latinos play a important role in the state's workforce and economic growth as the infographic shows. The population of Latinos will increase while the challenges facing Latino's will increase too.
Raising a family in Rhode Island is expensive. Many households do not earn enough to meet their needs. Government funded work support programs and child care assistance program help close the gap between income and expenses for low wage families. This report finds that increasing the minimum wage does more to close the gap than cash ssistance programs.
This report outlines the issues of gig work evaluating its implications for independent cotnracting and job quality.
This report evaluates the proposal to raise Contra Costa County's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in 5 steps. The study examines the impacts on workers and businesses.
This study requested by the Mayor of Los Angeles evaluates the impact of the proposed minimum wage of $13.25 by 2017 in 3 steps. The study evaluates the number and demographics of workers impacted as well as the economic impact on workers and business. They find a large impact for workers with modest imapct on businesses.
This report details the impact on workers of the hotel industry in LA refusing to comply with the City's Living Wage Ordinance
This report finds that minority workers in RI are less likely to get paid sick time. Occupations that require frequent contact tend to lack paid sick days and are often low paid. Paid sick time is rare for part time workers and low-paid workers. Paid sick time can make a stronger, safer work environments, support children and families and reduce health care costs.
This study evaluates the impact of the proposed 2014 ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2018 in four steps. The study evaluates the number and demographics of workers impacted as well as the economic impact on workers and business. They find a large impact for workers with modest imapct on businesses.
This report evaluated the potential impact of the 2014 ballot measure to raise Oakland's minimum wage to $12.25. They found it would increase wages for 25% of the workforce. Costs would be managed through savings from reduced turnover, increase productivity, and small price increases at restaurants.
This reports investigated the RI Works Program a cash assistance program which attempts to provide a path to employment. This report focuses on how it impacts single versus two parent families.