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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Los Deliveristas Unidos
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Data & Technology
This report contains the findings from a participatory action research project that examined the working and living conditions of delivery workers engaged by digital platforms (also known as apps) to deliver restaurant food orders to consumers in New York City. Findings show that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) -
Source The Aspen Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we approach job quality, and created a new context for how employers and workers dramatically conceptualize and pursue quality employment. COVID-19 mean that strengthening job quality is more important than ever—both in the short-term to support...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Health, Data & Technology
Bossware refers to systems that closely monitor and actively manage workers’ activities and performance. In particular, modern worker monitoring technologies (i.e. sensors and cameras that track workers’ physical movements, handheld scanners scanners that track each item a warehouse...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Health, Public Safety
During the COVID-19 pandemic, early educators are being asked to serve children of other essential workers without the appropriate pay, health care, and personal protective equipment (PPE) or recognition that should come with risking their lives. This infographic outlines the risks...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The effects of COVID-19 pose serious challenges for safe and reliable transit service. This report summarizes current epidemiological knowledge about COVID-19 and transit, and explores how city dwellers feel about utilizing public transportation again. Using this information, the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Safety, Health
Recycling workers face serious hazards on the job. For long hours, they work with heavy equipment in dangerous situations and deal with an array of unsafe materials (needles, broken glass, etc) that should not be on the recycling line. As a result of these unsafe conditions, recycling...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This report evaluates the impact of Los Angeles' decision to update their Living Wage Ordinance to provide healthcare coverage for airline service workers and their families. Six months after the update, access to family healthcare and passenger safety, service, and security improved....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Americans For Nonsmokers' Rights
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Health
The report provides recommendations for developing, drafting, and implementing a smoke-free workplace model ordinance. It includes sections on guiding principles, drafting principles, deal breakers, additional provisions to avoid, and campaign tips....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, National, State
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This report synthesizes existing research on sex work in order to outline various approaches to addressing it through public health and public safety initiatives. It observes regulatory systems from across the United States as well as studies from other countries pursuing different...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Public Safety
Despite their important and complex work, early educators have faced low wages and unsafe working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This report demonstrates that compensation within the early childhood education (ECE) workforce is uneven across states and among different classifications...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
As construction activity in the southern United States continues to flourish, concern over workers’ health and safety grows. Economic hardships, few or no opportunities for career advancement, unstable work, injuries, and even death on the job are commonplace for construction workers...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety
ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of safe and equitable working conditions for all workers. Presently, American jobs offer low pay, unpredictable hours, and little stability, while workers in these jobs suffer from dangerous...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
This report outlines the steps states have taken to facilitate success for the early care and education workforce. In particular, it describes states' political will to increase ECE spending, quality standards, and enrollment, and legislation related to early educator qualifications,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
The U.S. economy is headed towards greater inequality as middle-class jobs are becoming increasingly scarce, while low wage jobs are growing. This report details ten proposals to strengthen the economy for the long term by creating “good” jobs and addressing the economic insecurity...

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 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 Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Health, Environment & Natural Resources
This model ordinance prohibits smoking in public places (e.g. restaurants, health care facilities, and retail stores), places of employment, private clubs, residential facilities, and certain outdoor areas. It also grants any person in control of an establishment (i.e. owners, operators,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Americans For Nonsmokers' Rights
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Public Spaces
This model ordinance prohibits smoking in outdoor places of employment, outdoor public places, outdoor residential facilities, and city or county owned property. It defines the enforcement of the law, penalties for violating the law's terms, and posting requirements for "no smoking"...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Cook County Board
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
Under this ordinance, any covered employee who works at least 80 hours for an employer within any 120-day period shall be eligible for earned sick leave. For every 40 hours worked after a covered employee's earned sick leave begins to accrue, they shall accrue one hour of earned sick...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance establishes minimum labor and compensation standards for transportation network company (TNC) drivers. It also requires TNCs to provide or reimburse personal protective equipment (i.e. face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizing agents, and disinfecting supplies) for TNC...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This ordinance requires grocery businesses to provide their employees with hazard pay at a rate of four dollars per hour for each hour worked during the COVID-19 emergency....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report examines the impact of Los Angeles' 1997 living wage ordinance on wages, benefits, and labor dynamics. It finds that the law increased wages and benefits for thousands of people across the city, and that these benefits were greater when workers were unionized. ...

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