Taxpayer Subsidized Evictions

January 21, 2021

Corporate landlords aggressively pursued COVID-related government assistance, with at least 197 of them garnering $320 million in federal COVID subsidies. These 197 subsidy-rich corporate landlords collectively filed at least 5,381 evictions between March 16th and October 13th. Corporate landlords leading in evictions and receiving federal assistance include: Ventron Management (1,017… Read More»

Building Access and Equality in Construction Careers

July 22, 2019

The construction industry is booming, but sadly the quality of those jobs has eroded. In 1947, 87 percent of the construction industry was unionized, receiving good wages, strong benefits and safer working conditions than workers not in unions. Today, those numbers have reversed and just 12.8 percent of workers building… Read More»

Wages, Hours and Scheduling: An Issue Brief

March 5, 2017

Updated March 2016 Existing labor and employment laws dictate fundamental baseline employment standards, but often fail to ensure that working people can secure a decent standard of living. Today, less than 13 percent of the U.S. workforce has the power to improve their wages and working conditions through collective bargaining.… Read More»

Building Career Opportunities for Women and People of Color: Breakthroughs in Construction

December 8, 2016

Apprenticeship programs run jointly by unions of working people and construction firms offer aspiring tradespeople the ability to earn family-sustaining wages and benefits and a hands-on, debt-free education. The unionized construction sector presents tremendous opportunities in raising the wealth within communities of color and women-led households. Despite greater efforts by advocates… Read More»

The Unmet Promise of Public Service Loan Forgiveness and How to Fix It

December 11, 2015

According to new data obtained by Jobs With Justice Education Fund, only 1 percent of potentially eligible borrowers are currently enrolled in the U.S. Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. More than 33 million Americans, including teachers, emergency personnel, social workers, and those employed at nonprofit organizations stand… Read More»

How Work Is Changing: An Issue Brief

December 10, 2015

The Changing Nature of Work: An Issue Brief on Contingent, Fissured and On-Demand Employment By the Jobs With Justice Education Fund Businesses aren’t just changing the way work is done; they’re increasingly altering the very foundation of work. More women and men are finding themselves in contingent and fissured work… Read More»

The Facts on the WAGE Act

September 16, 2015

On September 16, Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Bobby Scott introduced the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act – legislation that would ensure that working people can join together without fear of reprisal to win improvements on the job, including higher wages, benefits and better working conditions. This… Read More»


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Jobs With Justice produces research that supports campaigns to raise standards for workers, as well as research that informs the public discourse on workers’ rights and an economy that works for everyone. Our recent research has been used to underscore the need for immigration reform, expose employer abuses of workers’ rights, and highlight ways in which public employees have improved how government runs. Our research is regularly used by policymakers, mentioned by major news outlets, and cited by workers’ rights advocates. Additionally, through the management of the Labor Research and Action Network, we connect labor scholars with practitioners, enabling them to provide credible research and expertise that can make a difference in the lives of workers.