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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Essential care workers would benefit from the Raise the Wage Act, and the $15 per hour minimum wage it would establish. This report illustrates the impact of this legislation on various demographics, locations, and industries....

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Diego
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance ensures compliance with non-discrimination laws and the California Equal Pay Act. It further requires businesses to equalize wages between employees who perform equal or substantially similar work, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
California has lead the nation in the development of local minimum wage ordinances. This report details how cities and counties have developed enforcement regimes for these new laws while also working within existing state enforcement systems....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report provides a quantitative assessment of the economic impact of four import climate change policies in California's Inland Empire counties: cap and trade, the renewables portfolio standards, distributed solar programs, and investor-owned utility. In general, they find that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
As federal and state governments move toward marijuana legalization, labor conditions within the industry need to be evaluated. Currently, many of the employers in the marijuana industry take a "low road" approach to their workforce, with low wages, poor to no benefits, and frequent...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This report examines how establishing a minimum wage for hotel workers in Los Angeles would improve job quality, reduce poverty, and bolster the city's tourism industry. It recommends policymakers set the starting hotel minimum wage equal to the existing living wage set for workers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States, California
Source University of California Berkeley
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Increasing diversity in the healthcare workforce is associated with improved access for minority and underserved populations, improved patient satisfaction, and greater cultural competency in care environments. This guide highlights effective approaches for improving hiring diversity,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Children & Families
The current federal Child Tax Credit (CTC), which provides up to $2,000 per child, is designed to provide an income boost to parents or guardians of children and other dependents. However, many low-income families do not receive the full benefit of the federal credit due to an earnings...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Common Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This resolution establishes a wage increase schedule for municipal employees in the City of Madison that are not in police, fire, or Teamsters bargaining units. The schedule outlines annual increases between 2022 and 2024. This resolution also requires that municipal employees' wages...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
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...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source City of New Orleans
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance outlines use and design standards for both rental and owner-occupied affordable housing. It requires that at least 10% of units in new developments within eligible zones are made affordable and ensures that these units will incorporate the same design features and have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Housing
The Greater University Circle Initiative sought to reweave community networks, in part through community engagement, to improve the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods, and to give residents a greater voice and connection to the resources of the anchor institutions. This...

Type Ordinance
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a new Wage Enforcement Division to enforce violations of wage theft in Los Angeles, establish penalties, and grant authority to the City of Los Angeles Police Commission to deny, revoke or suspend a police permit issued or requested by an employer found...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Nationwide, households are increasingly reliant on women’s earnings—in 2015, nearly two out of three mothers in the U.S. were their family’s sole, primary, or co-breadwinners, contributing at least 25% of household income. The increasing relevance of women to the long-term financial...

Type Article
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source NeoGov
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Government employers must pursue innovative hiring strategies to outcompete private sector entities for talented candidates. This guide outlines best practices for recruiting and sourcing candidates, and recommends emphasizing career development opportunities, improving employer branding...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Virginia
Source State of Virginia
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This bill allocates funding from the state budget toward 5% yearly salary increases for state employees, university faculty, and state supported local employees. It also specifies the timelines for the salary increases and requires the Department of Human Resource Management to establish...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Colorado
Source EARN
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education
Colorado has struggled with public sector employee turnover, reducing the quality of government services, and costing taxpayers more than $10,000 per exiting worker. Colorado's labor- management partnerships have improved not worker retention, largely because compensation issues are...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Institute for Women's Policy Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This briefing paper presents estimates of access to paid sick time in Rhode Island by sex, race and ethnicity, sector of employment, occupation, part/full-time employment status, and earnings levels through analyses of government data sources. It finds that minority workers in RI...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report evaluates the proposal to establish a $13.50/hour minimum wage by 2019 in the city of Sacramento. It evaluates the proposal's potential impacts on workers, employment, and businesses....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
LAANE report outlining an equitable growth strategy for LA County following the 2008 recession built around good jobs targeted towards communities facing the greatest disadvantage...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report examines the impact of misguided globalization policies, (including monetary policy, unfair trade agreements, failed agreements, and investment deals) and shows that the consequences of these policies have disproportionately affected workers of color....

Type Ordinance
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Brookings
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing
Equitable housing policies should build safe units, mitigate environmental impacts, reduce barriers to high-opportunity neighborhoods, and supplement incomes for households in need. This article outlines six goals for improving housing equity and availability, including clarifying...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This report using both case studies and statistical analysis of construction projects at local community colleges in California found that projects with Project Labor Agreements did not reduce the number of bids received or the costs of the projects....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
This report guides city-level initiatives focused on Community Wealth Building (CWB) and examines Jacksonville's efforts to address poverty and disinvestment in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The CWB strategy creates locally owned businesses that provide a living wage and share profits...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Williams Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Extensive research has shown that LGBTQ people in the United States experience poverty at higher rates compared to cisgender heterosexual people. Among LGBTQ adults, transgender people and cisgender bisexual women experience the highest rates of economic insecurity. Through interviews...

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