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Type Policy Brief or Report, Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Aspen Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program developed this Job Quality Tools Library to provide actionable tools – including checklists, instructions, and guidelines – to help leaders adopt practices to strengthen job quality in their own organizations, in the businesses...

Type Ordinance
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families
This ordinance details the procedure for wage theft complaints in St. Petersburg, FL, including the process of filing wage theft complaints, employer responses, conciliation, and hearings before a hearing officer. Moreover, this ordinance also outlines enforcement practices and retaliation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Michigan League for Public Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Children & Families
Michigan should enact an earned sick leave law. An earned sick leave law in Michigan would require most employers to bank sick time for their workers based on the number of hours they have worked. This would help low-paid workers keep their jobs, increase productivity and reduce employee...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Education, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families
It is widely acknowledged that hospitals and universities are anchor institutions - that is, place-based institutions that are tied to their location by reason of mission, invested capital, or relationships to customers or employees and hence have a vested interest in improving the...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2005
Level County
State(s) New Jersey
Source Hudson County Board Of Chosen Freeholders
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance specifies minimum wage and benefit requirements for service workers of vendors, contractors, and subcontractors who contract with the County of Hudson. The ordinance grants the following for workers who work 20 hours or more per week: an hourly pay rate 150 percent...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Health, Housing, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
Polling conducted in advance of the 2018 legislative session in key battleground states showed broad support among likely voters for policies that provide working families with economic security. In particular, the polling found high levels of support for expanded healthcare coverage...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
A policy on obligations of developers and contractors to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs....

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Connecticut
Source Hartford Court Of Common Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This city ordinance requires a living wage for all workers employed to perform work associated with city contracts....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
While there is wide agreement across states and types of schools that K-12 teachers should obtain a bachelor's degree, no consensus exists within the early care and education workforce. This report analyzes how this lack of consensus has led to disparities in minimum qualifications...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Jersey City City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance amends the Jersey City Municipal Code by requiring City contractors to provide their employees, whether full- or part-time, with a standard hourly rate of pay, benefits, and paid leave during the time of their contract. Additionally, when a contractor’s service is terminated,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Newark Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
This ordinance requires contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Almost half of U.S. households do not save. This brief presents evaluation findings from a pilot program designed to help low- and middle-wage workers achieve greater financial stability through an employer-based automatic savings program. The program offers employees the opportunity...

Type Ordinance
Year 1998
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Oakland City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
The ordinance requires companies or non-profits with service contracts with the city worth at least $25,000 or benefiting from at least $100,000 in city subsidies to pay workers a minimum of $9.25 an hour; entitles workers to 12 paid days off per year; and allows collective bargaining...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Alabama, California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, West Virginia
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education
Teachers in publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs across the nation are increasingly expected to earn educational qualifications and credentials similar to their peers teaching older children. Yet salaries and benefits remain consistently lower for pre-K teachers than for kindergarten...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A fact sheet summarizing project labor agreements....

Type Ordinance
Year 2000
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Santa Cruz City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance requires city service contractors to pay workers a living wage. Each year the city council will review and extend the living wage by at least an amount which corresponds to the cost of living increase as measured by the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area Consumer...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Tennessee
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance
Suffering from years of disinvestment and persistently high rates of poverty, this case study shows how Memphis city officials joined forces with the private and nonprofit sectors to have a collective impact on some of the city's most pressing social issues....

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
The ordinance requires Miwaukee County and employers that are contractors, subcontractors, or lessees of, or recipients of economic development financial assistance from, the county to pay all covered full and part-time employees a living wage equal to 100% of the poverty income level...

Type Ordinance
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance creates a wage theft coordinator for the City and provides definitions, duties, penalties, feed, procedural requirements, a private right of action and other related items regarding wage theft....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2009
Level County
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Food, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Children & Families, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) is a statewide financing program designed to attract supermarkets and grocery stores to underserved urban and rural communities....

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This ordinance requires employers to provide a certain number of hours annually, depending on business size, to employees for sick leave to care for themselves or others, or for safe leave to address the after-effects of sexual assault....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families
First source hiring ordinances, contract clauses, and related agreements seek to provide meaningful employment opportunities to residents living within communities most directly impacted by local development projects. Local development projects are typically undertaken based on broad...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance mandates city service contractors or recipients of city financial assistance of $50,000 or more pay employees a living wage equivalent to the federal poverty line for a family of four. It also requires companies to have local-hiring policies for new jobs created through...

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
This report provides a closer look at the well-being of California's early educators during the COVID-19 public health crisis, using data collected from the 2020 California Early Care and Education Workforce Study. Key findings show that educators' low wages leave them vulnerable...

Type Executive Order
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance
An Executive Order to affirm Seattle's commitment to equity in City contracting and to advance the City's mission to promote race and gender equity in contracting. This Executive Order directs City departments and offices to increase the opportunities for women and minority owned...

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