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Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Presently, the average American worker is unfairly compensated for their labor. In response to this challenge, ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of a healthy and productive workforce. It calls on local governments to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This guide differentiates between the various types of paid leave (i.e. sick, medical, family, and parental leave) and highlights their respective benefits. It discusses options cities can take to enact local paid leave legislation, such as enacting ordinances that expand coverage...

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 Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source State College Borough Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employment discrimination. It ensures that all persons receive equal opportunities for employment regardless of their perceived or actual race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status,...

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 Act or Session Law
Year 2001
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Wales Town Board
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
An act requiring that for city-assisted development projects, developers and employers of the built business are required to hire 30% local residents, or make efforts to do so....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, California, Colorado, District of Columbia
Source Bell Policy Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This policy brief examines the effects of Denver's 2011 Initiative 300 which enables employees to acquire sick time hours depending on the size of their business and how many hours they work. This brief examines the experiences of San Francisco and Washington D.C. in implementing...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source City of Detroit
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
This 2021 ordinance allows Detroit's city council to establish industry standards boards, which bring workers and employers together to set standards for wages, benefits, and working conditions. It outlines the process by which worker groups may petition for an industry standards...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This ordinance requires all employers in the City of Chicago to offer employees the opportunity to earn and accumulate sick time. The ordinance requires employers to provide one hour of sick time for each 30 hours worked, with a cap of 40 accumulated hours for small employers and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level County
State(s) California
Source Alameda County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits employer discrimination against or otherwise denying employment to individuals with criminal records solely on the basis of those records....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
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
This infographic argues that subsidized child care is ineffective until the early care and education system is reformed to ensure educators earn fair wages and benefits. Although subsidies have the potential to help low-income families afford child care, tax credits primarily benefit...

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, reduce employee...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Ohio's unemployment compensation benefits system is undermined by the requirement that workers earn $230 weekly for 20 weeks to qualify. Implementing a standard that links eligibility to hours worked rather than amount of earnings would increase benefits' accessibility and reduce...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires all large retail employers to provide employees an hourly compensation package with a total value of no less than the sum of the living wage rate and the benefits rate for each hour that the employee works on the premises of a large retailer. Beginning on July...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute, New America
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Home health care workers are being underpaid for their work caring for vulnerable persons across the United States. This report calculates the gap between current pay levels land just-wage-for-work-performed for home health care workers in every American state, and introduces state-specific...

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 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 Ordinance
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. ...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance enhances the ability of the City and County of San Francisco to enforce its minimum wage by requiring employers to create dispute resolution policies, increasing the penalty for employer retaliation, and establishing penalties for employers that fail to provide personal,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) California
Source The Board of County Commissioners of Santa Fe County
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a living wage within Santa Fe County. Beginning at $10.66 per hour, each year the living wage shall be adjusted by an amount corresponding to the previous year’s increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The ordinance also protects employees from retaliation...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Experienced grocery workers with knowledge of proper sanitation procedures, health regulations, and understanding of the clientele and communities they serve are instrumental in maintaining health and safety standards in grocery establishments. As a result, this ordinance requires...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Connecticut
Source Hartford Court Of Common Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires employers to pay their employees no less than the living wage for work on contracts awarded by the City....

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 Ordinance
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) Florida
Source Broward County Commission
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance provides a variety of worker protections against wage theft. A complaint for non-payment of earned wages, if not resolved through conciliation, is heard by the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards. If a violation is established, the hearing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Public Safety
An examination of federal and state court records shows that the vast majority of large corporations throughout the U.S. economy have made payments to plaintiffs in at least one employment discrimination or harassment lawsuit since the beginning of 2000. These include individual and...

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