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The Working Knowledge blog shares evidence-based insights and perspectives on rebuilding a more equitable and resilient labor market.

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A fast food worker with a mask on working in the drive through window.
Worker voice, representation, and power January 17, 2023
Blog Article

California’s FAST Act Offers a Window on How Worker Standards Boards Could Improve Job Quality in the Fast Food Industry

A new California law establishes a 10-person council of fast food employers, workers, and advocates as well as government regulators to set wages and other workplace standards.

Joe Peck

January 17, 2023
Employer practices December 12, 2022
Blog Article

Study Finds That 62 Percent of Organizations Devote Little to No Resources to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Published by the Boston College School of Social Work, this article highlights key findings from the National Study of Workplace Equity, a survey of over 1,000 workplaces on DEI practices.
December 12, 2022
Couple looking at the damage done to their home and yard after a fire.
Economic context November 22, 2022
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How Can the Forces of Change Be Harnessed to Create an Inclusive and Equitable Labor Market?

Greater public and private investment in job training, policies to support unionization, and efforts to close digital divides are core strategies for transforming risks from climate change and automation into opportunity, noted experts at the WorkRise October conference.

Joe Peck

November 22, 2022
Worker voice, representation, and power November 11, 2022
Blog Article

New Federal Industrial Policy Creates Incentives for High-Quality Jobs

The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), alongside the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and CHIPS and Science Act, could shape the labor market in ways that benefit both workers and employers in industries poised for growth.

Joe Peck

November 11, 2022