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Type Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This resolution expresses the Seattle City Council's support for workers at Starbucks in Seattle who are attempting to form a union. It urges Starbucks to accept card check neutrality and allow their workforce to discuss unionization free from threats, intimidation, anti-union propaganda,...

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 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 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 Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Successful workforce training programs build worker power by both imparting new skills and reducing obstacles to finding new jobs or maintaining existing ones. This guide provides an overview of existing workforce training nonprofits and outlines best practices for developing workforce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
The transition to a green economy requires implementing workforce development policies that prioritizes workers' interests over those of fossil fuel companies. This report discusses how workforce development policies can mediate labor disruptions, increase worker power and reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level Other
State(s) All States
Source American Sustainable Business Network
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Over the past half century, workers have become more productive while receiving stagnated wages. This misalignment has caused workplace discontentment and exacerbated economic injustice. To address this issue, this report makes a case for worker ownership using long term solutions...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Education
This factsheet highlights the economic challenges facing low-income communities in Los Angeles, including poverty, a declining manufacturing industry, unemployment, increasing costs of living, and inadequate access to education and training programs. It argues that the city must act...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Community Development, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety
Protecting and advancing worker' rights are central functions of local governments. This report provides an overview of some of the most noteworthy ways in which localities have taken action on behalf of working people, in spite of challenges imposed by federal and state preemption...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level State
State(s) Oregon
Source Oregon Center for Public Policy
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
All Oregonians deserve economic security, but for many it remains an elusive dream. This is particularly true for marginalized groups who face steep income inequalities and an economy that does not serve low-paid people. Data for the People compiles and provides the latest publicly...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Virginia
Source City of Richmond
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
This ordinance grants employees the right to form, join, assist, and pay dues or contributions to employee organizations; to bargain collectively through an exclusive bargaining representative of their own choosing; and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective...

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