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A State Agenda for America’s Workers

18 Ways to Promote Good Jobs in the States

An economy that’s growing on paper is not translating into better jobs for America’s workers. Despite a tight job market and strong corporate profits, paychecks have barely budged. Much of the explanation lies with eroding worker bargaining power – which is resulting in a shrinking sliver of the benefits of prosperity being shared with working families. And the deep structural racism that still pervades our economy means that workers of color and immigrants are struggling the most.

This agenda for America’s workers outlines model policies and best practices for enabling governors and state legislatures to protect workers in their states so that all communities can thrive and grow.

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