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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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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

Demographic disparities October 29, 2020

An Equitable COVID-19 Recovery Depends on Dismantling Racial Inequities in the Workplace and the Labor Market

Improving baseline job quality, increasing worker power and voice, and disaggregating data by race and ethnicity are key steps to ensuring the labor market better serves workers of color.

Wesley Jenkins

Economic context October 29, 2020

Ensuring a Recovery That Offers Greater Economic Mobility to More Americans

A bipartisan panel of economists agrees that the Covid-19 crisis has exposed past and current failures to target policies and action towards workers in low-wage jobs and industries. Now is the time to chart a more equitable course.

Sheryl Pardo