Poverty and Involuntary Part-Time Work: A Spotlight and CLASP Audio Conference
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Millions of workers in the U.S. would like to work full time, but find themselves stuck in part-time jobs. These workers often struggle to earn enough income to make ends meet, and face erratic scheduling that can make holding a second job prohibitive. As a result, “involuntary part-time workers” are significantly more likely to be low-income than other workers.
This audio conference sponsored by Spotlight and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) provided:
- A snapshot of the data on poverty and involuntary part-time work
- An overview of policy solutions to address the issue
- Reports from advocates in Seattle, WA; San Jose, CA; and Washington, DC, three jurisdictions where laws intended to address involuntary part-time work have passed in the last year
- Sejal Parikh, Working Washington
- Derecka Mehrens, Working Partnerships USA
- Amy Sugimori, 32BJ SEIU
- Lonnie Golden, Ph.D. , Economic Policy Institute (EPI); Project for Middle Class Renewal, University of Illinois, School of Labor and Employment Relations; Penn State University, Abington College