Low-wage Workers

Low-wage Workers

Oct 19, 2020 | Report/Brief | Adewale Maye

Over the past several months, CLASP has been collecting stories from workers nationwide to amplify and assess the needs of workers during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. This brief reports on some initial findings of workers’ challenges in balancing work and caring for themselves or loved ones when they are ill during this public health crisis.

Aug 6, 2020 | Report/Brief | CLASP

Report uses new measure of underemployment to determine many more workers are working part-time hours but would prefer to work full time.

May 20, 2020 | Report/Brief

Underemployment disproportionately afflicts people who have been historically marginalized and anybody facing barriers to economic security. Using these broader measures, our study finds that 4 in 10 part-time workers prefer more hours of work, compared to wanting the same or fewer hours.

    Sep 26, 2019 | Report/Brief | Pronita Gupta

    The Great Recession demonstrated that poor-quality jobs worsen poverty for low-wage workers, especially workers of color. This brief examines the impact of the last recession.

    Dec 19, 2018 | Fact Sheet | Tanya L. Goldman

    PFML is critical to reducing and preventing poverty and economic insecurity for families who experience illness or have caregiving responsibilities.

    Tanya L. Goldman and Pronita Gupta submitted comments to the DC Council Committee strongly opposing Bill 22-913, inaptly named the “Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018.”

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