Rooted in Racism
Child Labor
Immigration
Wages

This spotlight details the racist history of tipping, federal and state policy governing tipped work, and the experience of tipped workers in the economy—both nationwide and in the South. Read more

Lawmakers in 20 states and the District of Columbia introduced bills to strengthen protections for children in the workplace and improve child labor laws, and governors in seven states signed those stronger protections into law. Read more

Anti-immigration advocates have been out in full force, using this as a talking point for deeply misguided commentary and analysis that roughly translates to “immigrants are taking all our jobs.” Read the blog

The Family Budget Calculator estimates the resources families need to make ends meet across the United States. This report explains how policymakers, employers, and advocates can set meaningful living wage standards using the calculator. Explore the calculator

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