Perhaps the most important effect of a strong labor movement is the countervailing force it poses to the corporate sector in the political and public policy arenas. This effect is clearly visible in California. With the support and backing of labor, California has passed ambitious laws promoting the rights of workers—union and nonunion alike—as well as policies advancing the common good broadly.
Jenifer coordinates the production of Labor Center books and reports. She also authored Family-Friendly Workplaces: Do Unions Make a Difference? and co-authored (with Laurel Lucia) Economic Impacts of Early Care and Education in California. She joined the Labor Center staff in 2003; prior to that she worked at non-profit advocacy, training, and educational organizations in New York City and North Carolina. A native of Connecticut, she received her master’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Article published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, spring 2016 issue of Communities & Banking Introduction. Stagnating wages are causing many working families to end up on public assistance.…
Early care and education (ECE) is an important industry in California, serving more than 850,000 California children and their families and bringing in gross receipts of at least $5.6 billion…