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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, School District
State(s) California
Source LAANE
Policy Areas Community Development, Education
In January 2019, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) held a six-day strike in response to challenges facing The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), resulting from LAUSD’s inability to raise local property taxes and the growing charter school sector that draws funding away...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Investment in green energy creates large amount of jobs and demand for skilled workers. And labor unions are created and are critical part of a strong worker economy as they provides benefit to workers such as job training. The report provides case studies for Apprenticeships programs...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement
This paper evaluates the large number of progressive policies the city of San Francisco had enacted of the last ecade. This includes increase labor protections, enhanced union rights, local earned income tax credit, and a universal health access program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This report outlines the provisions and benefits of the community benefit agreement signed with the City of San Francisco, local unions, and community organizations with the redeveloper of the area near one of the cities sport complexes. The CBA included union rights, living wages,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
For more than two centuries, corporations have extracted enormous wealth from the Appalachian region for the profit of owners and shareholders, leaving the area with high rates of poverty, unemployment and low wages. To navigate around these issues, along with the severely changing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County
State(s) Virginia
Source The Commonwealth Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
A review of county employee salaries reveals that many public employees in Loudoun County cannot afford to live in the county they serve. This brief highlights how collective bargaining could bring their pay closer to private sector pay levels and also reduce racial and gender pay...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report highlights policy mechanisms that state and local governments can use to raise wages at an industry or sectoral level and to support worker organizations. Recommendations include, but are not limited to, using wage boards to establish industry-wide pay standards, partnering...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Building And Construction Trades Department (AFL-CIO)
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Energy, Democracy & Governance
As the Road Map to Emerald Cities explains, the engine of the Emerald Cities Initiative is a dynamic partnership between labor and community and a common pledge to work together: to green our cities in ways that address the threat of climate change and chart a high-road path to economic...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Teaching in early care and education (ECE) programs is one of the lowest-paid occupations in the United States. This report summarizes recent research on wage standards and assesses existing initiatives intended to address the problem of low wages in ECE. It concludes that educators...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source BlueGreen Alliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources
Decisionmakers across the country are putting forward policies to fight climate that is critical to creating a healthier, more resilient future. As climate change’s impact on both the United States and the world continues to grow, policies must be made to build a cleaner, safer, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
On September 14 and 15, 2015, the Black Worker Initiative of the Institute for Policy Studies held a two-day convening on race and organizing at the historic Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, which has a decades-long tradition of progressive stands on social...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source International Labour Organization
Policy Areas Economic Justice
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, large portions of the world’s workforce shifted to homeworking, joining hundreds of millions of other workers who had already been working from home for decades. Given the continued struggle to improve the rights and working conditions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Finance & Procurement
This report analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on the early care and education system using data from the 2020 California Early Care and Education (ECE) Workforce Study. Findings show that the pandemic worsened existing disparities within the ECE workforce based on program type and funding....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level County
State(s) All States
Source International Labour Organization
Policy Areas Community Development
This report looks at the potential for collaboration between employer and business membership organizations (EBMOs) and workers’ organizations in crises arising from conflicts and disasters. By zooming in on a variety of country contexts, it explores initiatives and policies that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute, Labor and Worklife Program, Local Progress
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Local governments play an important role in enforcing labor protections. This report examines why local action matters and what can be done to improve labor law enforcement, and reviews the wave local labor protection actions taken by pro-worker local governments. ...

Type Ordinance
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Council of the City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Spaces
Labor disputes can interrupt the efficient operation of hotels. As a result, this ordinance requires all hotels on city-owned property to sign labor peace agreements with labor organizations seeking to represent hospitality workers. These contracts will prohibit the labor organizations...

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