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Reversing the Decline in Good Jobs

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New research by EPI documents a three-decades long decline in jobs that pay decent wages and provide benefits. In addition to this steady loss of good paying jobs, reports of wage theft, unsafe workplaces and other labor law violations are rampant. While these are problems for all American workers, not surprisingly, some groups are being hurt more than others. There is significant variation by gender, race and ethnicity in access to the shrinking number of good, safe jobs.

At this EPI forum, presenters chronicled the decline in the quality of American jobs and identified policy reforms needed to put America back on a path to creating good jobs.

Presenters
Gustavo Andrade, CASA de Maryland, Inc.
Gail C. Arnall, Offender Aid and Restoration
Algernon Austin, Economic Policy Institute
Judy Conti, National Employment Law Project
Philip Mattera, Good Jobs First
Catherine Singley, National Council of La Raza

Moderator
Hector Cordero-Guzman, Ford Foundation

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Panel 1

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