Working Knowledge

Worker voice, representation, and power October 29, 2020

How Can COVID-19 Recovery Policies Narrow the Power Gap between Workers and Employers?

Even before Covid-19, workers in low-wage jobs were in crisis as worker protections have eroded and ladders of upward mobility have all but disappeared.

Wesley Jenkins

Skills and training October 29, 2020

Skills and Training Are Important—But They Alone Won’t Accelerate Upward Mobility for Workers

The problem isn’t a skills shortage, but a lack of clear pathways into good jobs that offer economic security and opportunities for advancement.

Sheryl Pardo

Research

Wages and employer-provided benefits October 07, 2020

The Challenge of Slow Wage Growth

Because of slugging wage growth, middle- and low-wage workers in the United States are today doing little better in real terms than similarly situated workers 40 years ago, exacerbating economic burdens experienced by workers during the current COVID-19 crisis. This brief examines the evidence on wage growth for the typical worker over several decades and concludes that efforts to rebuild the U.S. labor market must include policies to accelerate wage growth.

William J. Congdon

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