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Legislators can protect workers’ rights, safety by partnering with Attorneys General, according to new EPI report

September 9, 2020 in , ,

The fight for worker’s rights rages on through the pandemic. Everyone deserves a safe workplace, yet the average American worker currently finds themselves in a troubling situation: risk their health or go to work. Millions of Americans are relying on elected officials to enact policies that will protect their rights and ensure their safety. Fortunately, […]

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Wage Theft Policy Playbook

February 20, 2020 in , ,

No matter where we come from or what our color, most of us work hard for our families. But today, our families, local economies, and communities are being exploited by certain greedy CEOs who are stealing billions of dollars in wages earned by working Americans. Fortunately, thanks to progressive state legislators, anti-wage theft policies are […]

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Maryland Voters Support a Progressive, Pro-Worker Agenda

January 30, 2020 in , , , , , ,

Voters also prioritize public education and are receptive to expanding revenue sources As stagnating wages continue to take a toll on the middle class, a recent poll commissioned by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) shows Maryland voters value quality public education in the state and are strongly supportive of a progressive, pro-worker economic agenda. Education […]

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Are the Best States for Workers Also the Best States for Business?

August 30, 2018 in , , , ,

By: Michelle Sternthal, Senior Domestic Policy Advisor, Oxfam America Popular rhetoric in the U.S. pits workers against businesses. How often does one hear, “Worker protections saddle businesses and stall the economy! Increasing the minimum wage will scare away businesses! Regulations kill jobs!” In so many policy conversations, we are told that labor laws must be […]

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