All families need fair and just access to safe, stable jobs that provide a living wage and basic benefits.

We stand up for policies and programs that help poor and low-income families access and take action for better, safer jobs, at higher wages, with more benefits:

  • Higher minimum wages
  • Rights to organize and form unions
  • Fair hiring rules
  • Fair scheduling standards
  • Paid sick and family leave
  • Required minimum job benefits
  • Guaranteed safe working conditions and safety training
  • Fair wages for all, regardless of citizenship status
  • More funding for education and job training programs
  • Local and targeted hiring policies for historically excluded groups
  • Training programs for reentering community members
  • Expanded public transportation 

We oppose policies and practices that harm, exclude, or exploit workers and take away their power:

  • Wage theft
  • Wage garnishment
  • Racial and gender discrimination
  • Exploitation of migrants and unauthorized workers
  • “Right to work” laws and other attacks on unions
  • Criminal background prescreening
  • Misclassification of employees

With fair access to good jobs, poor and low-income families can lift themselves up to create wealth and opportunity, for our communities and generations to come.


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