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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The traditional public workforce development system has struggled to serve California's most marginalized workers. Worker centers, community-based organizations created by and for BIPOC and immigrant workers in low-wage industries, provide an alternative approach to workforce development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level State
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
High rates of labor violations in California disproportionately harm workers of color and workers in low-wage industries. The 2003 Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) expanded the state's labor enforcement capacity by allowing workers to sue on behalf of the Labor & Workforce Development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level State
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Across California's Inland Empire, Black workers have the highest unemployment rates and lowest median earnings. To address this, the Inland Empire Black Worker Center implemented a pre-apprenticeship program that prioritizes the dignity of Black workers while preparing them for high...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
In 2017, the California Workforce Development Board launched the High Road Training Partnership (HRTP) project to create a workforce development framework for improving skills, increasing competitiveness, and creating economic mobility. This report evaluates the HRTP and finds that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
While Universal Studios receives millions of dollars in government subsidies, it pays minimum wage to most of the 6,000 workers at its Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, resulting in widespread food and housing insecurity, including hunger and homelessness. These workers struggle...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) All States
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development
Public construction projects are an expenditure of public tax dollars; as such, public agencies have an opportunity to develop policies for public construction projects to benefit taxpayers with employment and business opportunities. Targeted hire initiatives create institutional...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The San Pedro Bay Port Complex is the 10th busiest port in the world, responsible for more than 30% of domestic containerized imports. New automation technology, introduced in 2014 and rapidly expanding, may erode job quality and threaten workers' career prospects. This report analyzes...

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