Millions of workers have jobs with low pay, shifting schedules, few if any benefits, and limited opportunities for advancement. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis made the struggles of low wage work even harder.
In this fact sheet, Asha Banerjee argues why student debt cancellation must be a federal priority for the new administration in 2021. She additionally lays out how it is a racial and economic justice issue.
The United States is experiencing an unequal recovery. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to our economy and the livelihoods of workers and their families, particularly workers paid low wages and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and immigrant workers.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented threat to our economy and the livelihoods of workers and their families, particularly workers paid low wages and Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and immigrant workers. The U.S. economy is slowly recovering, but not at all evenly or equitably. Communties…
This brief argues for a large-scale public employment program to react against a structurally racist and exclusionary labor market. It then lays out five principles of an equitable subsidized jobs program.
In this brief, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) spells out why federal fiscal relief is imperative for states to avoid harsh spending cuts that will have severe consequences on communities of color and the economic recovery.
On August 13, 2020, Asha Banerjee moderated the webinar Student Debt Cancellation: A Pathway for Household Relief, Economic Stimulus, and Racial Justice. This webinar convened experts and advocates to discuss how student debt cancellation
In response to the Education Department's interim final rule precluding DACA, TPS, and DED recipients and undocumented students from CARES ACT funding, CLASP submitted comments opposing it in its entirety and urging the department to promptly withdraw it.
This fact sheet analyzes the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics's Employment Situation for the month of April 2020 as well as the implications that these unprecedented numbers mean for workers paid low-wages and workers of color.