Working Knowledge

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

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Stakeholder voices January 19, 2021

A Call for Innovation in the Labor Movement: A Q&A with David Rolf

The founder and president emeritus of SEIU 775 and author of The Fight for Fifteen shares why worker power is essential to building an equitable labor market where economic mobility is possible. 

Elisabeth Jacobs

Stakeholder voices December 30, 2020

Supporting Workers and Families through a Pandemic: A Q&A with David Zammiello

Project QUEST's executive director reflects on his organization's pivot to providing intensive coaching, mentoring, and other wraparound services entirely online.

Elisabeth Jacobs

Skills and training December 30, 2020

Evidence from Sector-Focused Training Programs Shows Significant and Persistent Earnings Gains

A new NBER working paper finds sector-focused training programs enabled participants to increase longer-term earnings through jobs with higher hourly wages.

Archana Pyati

Wages and employer-provided benefits December 11, 2020

New Colorado Paid Family Leave Policy—and a Surging Pandemic—Creates Urgency for a Federal Paid Leave Program

Colorado joins eight states and Washington, DC as jurisdictions with paid family leave. Yet without a federal program, gaps in access to paid leave will persist.

Elisabeth Jacobs